Category Archives: Modernity

Increasingly available facilities are pushing the educated and informed tribal groups to seek (new) identity among majority in the Indian society. […] So it is very important for anthropologists and other social scientists in contemporary world to study understand and explain the status of tribal youth with respect to its participation and acceptance to the wave of development and modernization and further related changes. […] Fading importance of various social structures and institutions are few of the different dimensions of understanding among elderly sections in different tribal communities about the new aspiration of tribal youth. – Subhendu Kumar Acharya & Gautam K Kshatriya (Afro Asian Journal of Anthropology and Social Policy Volume-5, Issue-2 2014)

Bhimayana, an award winning graphic novel on Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar illustrated by Gond artists: Storytelling at its very best

Bhimayana: Experiences of Untouchability. Graphic novelon Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar with art by award winning Gond artists Durgabai Vyam and Subhas Vyam; story by Srividya Natarajan and S. Anand. Navayana Publishing 2011. ISBN-13: 978-8189059170. Rs. 325  | WorldCat.org >> A must-read for every child and adult in the nation and a … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Honey Bee Day celebrated to highlight the importance of pollinators: Practical support for sustainable development in villages near Kanyakumari – Tamil Nadu

World Honey Bee Day observed by agriculturists in Western Ghats NagercoilWorld Honey Bee Day was observed by Tribal Foundation at Irenipuram, an agricultural village in Kanyakumari district in the Western Ghats on August 17, 2019. Honey bee nests were distributed … Continue reading

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Marlavai Training Centre – model for present day education of tribal people – Andhra Pradesh

S. Harpal Singh, The Hindu, ADILABAD, February 25, 2012 Marlavai village in Jainoor mandal of Adilabad district was not this sleepy when Austrian anthropologist Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf was at work during the decade of 1940. He had launched his pioneering … Continue reading

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Keyboards and messaging applications for the Gunjala Gondi script, “the most written official languages of India if Gondwana existed in one piece”

Swathi Vadlamudi, The Hindu, Hyderabad | Read the full story here >> Gunjala Gondi script, which could have easily been among the most written official languages of India if Gondwana existed in one piece, now has a calendar in its … Continue reading

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“Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us”: Ziro Festival of Music – Arunachal Pradesh

Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us: Ziro Festival of Music co-founder Bobby Hano Ziro Festival of Music, one of the longest-running music festivals in the country, will be returning in September this year. […] Bobby Hano, … Continue reading

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