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
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“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
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“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
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“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
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“Indigenous people are at the forefront of the struggle to save the planet”: Defending the guardians of nature

On one side are people who live in the wild places in the world, the forests, the highlands, the plains. They are indigenous people who, according to Western standards and norms, are the poorest and most isolated but who see … Continue reading

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Training and employment opportunities for India’s tribal youth: A round-up of recent initiatives and press reports – Kerala, Rajasthan & Telangana

At a time when most art forms of the Scheduled Tribes in the country have faded into oblivion, the Kerala Institute for Research, Training and Development Studies of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (KIRTADS) in Kozhikode is on a mission to revive and … Continue reading

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Tribal villages, artisans and modern art – Chhattisgarh

India Today, July 14, 2011 Tribal villagesIt is truly an enriching human experience to visit a tribal village. Generally these picturesque villages of mud huts painted bright blue, and paths marked by artistic wooden fences, are some way off the highway.You … Continue reading

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Video | Popular theatre derived from “Dandar” of Gond, Korfu and Pardhi communities: Zadipatti Rangbhumi – Maharashtra

Zadipatti is practised in the rice cultivating region of Maharashtra during the harvest season and derives its name from the local name zadi for rice. The theatre art of this region is known as Zadipatti Rangbhumi. It is a blend … Continue reading

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Video | “We need to learn from tribals”: Vandana Shiva on reviving indigenous knowledge at the “Grandmother’s University” Dehradun – Uttarakhand

An Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva, one of the world’s foremost environmentalist, anti-GM activist and an advocate of ecological farming and sustainable agriculture as a solution to climate change, food security, hunger and peace. The interview was taken on 16th … Continue reading

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