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 GN Devy in The Oxford India Elwin
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=15861

India’s tribal communities portrayed by leading periodicals and internet portals – Press roundup

For an up-to-date press roundup, type “Adivasi welfare”, “tribe citizen journalism”, “tribal youth technology”, “tribal women”, “Warli tribal art”, “Nigiris tribe heritage”, “rural education Chhattisgarh”, “tribe grassroots journalism”, “vulnerable tribal community”, “Santal education”, “Andaman Nicobar tribal tourism” or similar search terms … Continue reading

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The Asurs’ remembrance of their ancestors: A ‘particularly vulnerable’ tribal group –  Bihar, Jharkhand & West Bengal

Prashant Pandey & Premankur Biswas, Indian Express, December 8, 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Chamru is an Asur, a ‘particularly vulnerable tribal group’ that dominates Sakhuapani’s population of about 2,000 and lives in villages … Continue reading

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Member of Siddi community nominated to the Karnataka Legislative Council: A community with African ancestry – Karnataka

Shantharam Budna Siddi, from the Siddi community of Karnataka which traces its roots to Africa, has been nominated to the Karnataka Legislative Council by Governor Vajubhai Vala. This is the first time that the community will be represented in the … Continue reading

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Creativity based on tribal tradition, “one of the pillars of Indian culture”: Tribal sammelan at Hampi Kannada University – Karnataka

Writer and former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi Kannada University Chandrashekhar Kambar said on Saturday that the Government should take help from sympathetic scholars belonging to tribal communities in understanding the needs and problems of tribal people. He was presiding over the … Continue reading

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Old seeds festival “a pleasing sight and important”: Traditional farming methods not forgotten – Andhra Pradesh

Amazing variety of seeds protected by tribal people of Agency | Read the full article >> For people living in the plains variety is a few types of vegetables, paddy and millets and one believes that chemical fertilizers and pesticides … Continue reading

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