Category Archives: Homes and utensils

So there was the village blacksmith, the tailor, the cattle-rearer, the hunter-gatherer, the farmer, the fisherman, and even an expert who had the perfect antidote for treating poison bites. But what amazed me was that none of the implements that were being used here were ‘bought’. They were all made by them. And necessity being the mother of invention, you could see innovation at its best. – Gangadharan Menon (“You’ve Seen Warli Paintings”, The Better India, 10 April 2014)
Traditional huts which use boulders and wooden logs are becoming rare in Yelagiri as many villagers now prefer concrete structures. But these tribal huts are much stronger. – Tribal architecture and culture, passed on through generations (The Hindu, 30 January 2013)

Is “brick house” the only sign of development? – West Bengal

Dr. Boro Baski; translated from Bengali to English by Asha BaskiOriginally published in Anandabazar Patrika (India’s most widely read Bengali daily) I was born in a Santal village in Birbhun District. In my childhood I saw how my mother cleaned … Continue reading

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The Gamit Adivasis: A community with its own stories of origin – Gujarat



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Video | “Barge Duyor” (Backyard Door): Song 2 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> 2 Barge Duyor (Backyard Door) [Starting from 5:08] ThemeAn old man says:Whenever I enter and leave my house through the back door I hear the hammering sound of the blacksmith … Continue reading

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Yelagiri’s traditional architecture: Tribal huts compare favourably with concrete structures – Tamil Nadu

Serena Josephine. M, The Hindu, TIRUPATTUR, January 30, 2013 On a gigantic rock at Pallakaniyur sits an example of Yelagiri’s own piece of traditional architecture, passed on for generations together. The dwelling of Govindasamy, with its unique structural design and construction … Continue reading

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Video | On creating ProtoVillages in every district of India so “poverty would have no space to exist”: A Search for Resilience | Kalyan Akkipeddi | TEDxGurugram

TEDx Talks Published on Apr 3, 2017 On a quest to understand the failure of existing mechanisms to measure and address poverty, Kalyan Akkipeddi researched and developed an organic solution to the economic troubles of the weakest, least developed sections … Continue reading

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