Category Archives: Worship and rituals

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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Report on “Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21st Century”: Workshop at the University of Copenhagen (October 2018) – Denmark

Transnational Custodianship of Cultural Heritage in the 21stCentury 8th– 11thOctober 2018, University of Copenhagen By Boro Baski The workshop addressed various issues related to promoting and preserving the knowledge of cultural heritage, particularly of the marginalized and the Adivasi communities. … Continue reading

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Forest communities: Their role throughout Indian civilization – Hastinapur (Delhi) & Bihar

 Forest dwellers in early India – myths and ecology in historical perspective – Hastinapur (Delhi) & Bihar The forest was never far away from habitation. For instance, excavations of the settlements at Atranjikhera and Hastinapur, which are not too … Continue reading

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Gond artists Jangarh Singh Shyam & Roshni Vyam: “Universal appeal and technical prowess” – Madhya Pradesh

A masterly tribute to a cult Gond artist Openthemagazine.com, Books, 09 March 2018 | Read the full review by Preema John >> Jangarh Singh Shyam: The Enchanted Forest Paintings and Drawings from the Crites Collection | Aurogeeta Das The first publication … Continue reading

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Wild food festivals & Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN): The world’s most important food movement

Enjoy A Feast in The Forest In Maharashtra Sanjiv Valsan, Outlook Traveller | March 7, 2018 | Read the full story and vew more images >> A few summers ago, I visited Vanvadi forest for the first time. I had just … Continue reading

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