Category Archives: De- and re-tribalisation

“The guiding principle is that no person who was not a Scheduled Tribe by birth will be deemed to be a member of Scheduled Tribe merely because he or she has married a person belonging to a Scheduled Tribe. Similarly a person who is a member of a Scheduled Tribe would continue to be a member of that Scheduled Tribe, even after his or her marriage with a person who does not belong to a Scheduled Tribes. However, status of the children born out of such marriages would depend on the particular caste status of the father.” – National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
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Tip | Book on the ancient religion of the Santals: Ancestral creation narratives – Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & Arunachal Pradesh

The religion of the Santals, which we see today, represents one of the most ancient religions.  […] The Santals are one of the largest homogenous indigenous peoples group in India, numbering more than six million scattered over in the states … Continue reading

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A significant cultural moment among the Bodos: The literary rebirth of a compelling character in Indira Goswami’s novel “The Bronze Sword of Thengphakhri Tehsildar” – Assam

Indira Goswami’s novel on the legendary Bodo heroine Thengphakhri was not just about the life of a forgotten heroine, but also an attempt to reignite interest in an under-represented region of Assam’s history. I don’t remember exactly when Indira Goswami … Continue reading

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“We want the behavior of our children to be shaped by those values which are most esteemed in our culture”: First Nations Control of First Nations Education – Canada

To read, download or print the entire PDF-document (10 MB), click here >> STATEMENT OF VALUES “We want education to provide the setting in which our children can develop the fundamental attitudes and values which have an honored place in Indian tradition … Continue reading

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Tribal voices worth listening to: On culture, land rights, employment, education and indigenous languages – Andaman, Kerala & Odisha

“Unless we affirm our culture and right and language, we won’t live. Our colour is good, our language is good, our art is good, our way of living is good. If we can respect your religion and your practices, why … Continue reading

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Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf

Read or download the entire work here (pdf) >> von Fürer-Haimendorf, Christoph. Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1982. This book tells of observations among Indian tribal populations spanning the period from 1940 to … Continue reading

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