Category Archives: Modernity

“Magnetic Fields”: Festival of Contemporary Music & Arts (14-16 December 2018) – Rajasthan

Festival date (2018): 14-16 December | Learn more: http://magneticfields.in Started in 2013, Magnetic Fields is held in the majestic setting of the 17-century palace Alsisar Mahal at Jhunjhunu offering a unique marriage of contemporary culture with Rajasthani heritage and hospitality. From pure … Continue reading

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On stereotypes and “three kinds of knowledge” (universal, community and individual knowledge): Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 2: Land, Identity and Tribal Autobiographical Narratives Chaired by: Sandesha Rayappa, JNU, New Delhi Paper Presenters: Mahi S. Thavarathu (JNU, New Delhi), P. Rajitha Venugopal (JMI, New Delhi), Vasundhara Gautam (BML Manjul University, Gurgaon), Rakesh Soni (IGNTU, Amarkantak). … Continue reading

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Video | Interview with anthropologist Cristoph von Fürer-Haimendorf on the rapid transition into modernity by a previously untouched tribe: “Apatanis developed fast, not overrun by outsiders” – Assam

Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf Related posts “A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their … Continue reading

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Adivasi women in favour of eco-tourism – Andhra Pradesh

The Hindu, 26 October 2017 The Adivasi women [of Dallapalli village] said they were not against tourism, but an eco-tourism model with the Adivasis being made stakeholders should be planned. “According to Panchayat Raj, before taking up any land for development … Continue reading

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Globalising a tribal art based on geometric forms: Mandana drawings – Rajasthan

Koshilaya Devi, a 68-year-old artist from Rajasthan’s Baran city has been working hard to preserve and conserve the traditional white chalk on red background Mandana drawings | Read the full story in the Hindustan Times (24 August 2016) >> A 68-year-old woman … Continue reading

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