Category Archives: Revival of traditions

“Adivasi communities with whom Bhasha has been actively involved, have voiced themselves through various spaces and mediums as arts, theatre, publishing, journalism and cultural activism.” – Bhasha Research Archival Website
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=23324

“A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture” – Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of free India, quoted in The Tribal Culture of India by Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi, Binay Kumar Rai
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=19220

“The aim is to be able to engage and work with a number of forms of craft and tribal art from all parts of the country — that are made with varying materials for different purposes and a diverse set of meanings associated with the craft or tribal art.” – www.typecraftinitiative.org
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=21844

“Bengali literature celebrated the natural, healthy Santal way of living.” – Partha Mitter in The Triumph of Modernism: India’s Artists and the Avant-garde
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4358

“Is it eccentric to live in beautiful scenery in the hills among some of the most charming people in the country, even though they may be ignorant and poor?” – Verrier Elwin quoted by Ganesh Devy in The Oxford India Elwin
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=15861

Video | Voices of Bhil tribal from semi-arid forest: A documentary on forest Rights by Purabi Bose – Rajasthan

Forest Rights: Jung Jungle aur Jungle ke logo ka. Voices of Bhil tribal from semi-arid forest, Rajasthan, India. A short video documentary (14mins) film ‘Forest Rights’ is produced and directed by Purabi Bose based on research field work data collection. … Continue reading

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“His significant legacy lives on”: Remembering Birsa Munda, the charismatic tribal leader who shook the British Empire – Jharkhand

Now fondly known as Mr Jharkhand, Munda died at the age of 25 more than a century ago, but his significant legacy lives on. […] A century after his death, Jharkhand was carved out of Bihar on his birth anniversary … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi / Adibasi, Colonial policies, Democracy, Eastern region – Eastern Zonal Council, Film, History, Literature and bibliographies, Media portrayal, Modernity, Names and communities, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Revival of traditions, Rural poverty, Seasons and festivals, Storytelling, Success story, Tribal elders, Tribal identity, Worship and rituals | Tagged | Comments Off on “His significant legacy lives on”: Remembering Birsa Munda, the charismatic tribal leader who shook the British Empire – Jharkhand

India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Andaman and Nicobar Islands

“Andhra Pradesh Tribal Welfare Department is committed for the overall socio-economic development of scheduled tribes in the State through formulation of policies and programs duly implementing the constitutional safeguards.” – Learn more | Govt., NGOs and universities | People’s Archive of … Continue reading

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Video | Living with the cycles of nature and understanding that it is bountiful: National award winning documentary “I Cannot Give You My Forest” – Odisha

I cannot give you my forest is a documentary directed and produced by filmmakers- Nandan Saxena and Kavita Bahl. It has received the National Film Award for Best Environment Film in 2014. Filmed in the forests of Odisha, ‘I cannot … Continue reading

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A hill in Kanyakumari district named after Tiruvalluvar: Revered as ancient king among the Kaani of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

It is interesting to learn that a hill in Kanyakumari district is named after Tiruvalluvar  Heard of a hill dedicated to Tiruvalluvar? The Kanyakumari Historical and Cultural Research Centre recently brought to light the existence of Valluvan Kal Potrai in … Continue reading

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