Category Archives: Success story

“These women are doing it every day, and how!” – Jovita Aranha on the Halpati community of Gujarat whose entrepreneurial journey ended exploitation without financial help from anybody; in “Of Spice & Spirit” (The Better India, 3 July 2018)
https://www.thebetterindia.com/148422/spice-saumya-omer-gujarat-tribe/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=25808

“Birsa’s life was driven by poverty, but he still set a powerful example for the youth to emulate by giving more to society than what is taken.” – Ramya in “Remembering Birsa Munda: A Tribal Folk Hero And Freedom Fighter” (Outlook, 14 November 2020)
https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/opinion-remembering-birsa-munda-a-tribal-folk-hero-and-freedom-fighter/364269
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=14270

“Rural India’s diversity is well known. Yet the fact that more than 833 million people live in India’s villages, speak over 780 languages, and use 86 different scripts should make us pause to consider the cultural vastness of an India we urbanites know so little about. […]
PARI [People’s Archive of Rural India] is not only archiving invaluable materials about rural India, but also developing a cadre of knowledgeable reporters who can report from rural India about its realities. This digital archive has already received some significant awards for its work [and] seeks to continue its efforts to push the borders of digital multimedia and take journalism, arts, crafts, and literature out of the hands of corporations and hand it back to people.” – Jael Silliman in “Voices from the countryside”, Telegraph Calcutta, 12 November 2016
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=21398

“The relative backwardness of scheduled tribes may not disappear through the overall development of a state and that may require special efforts. […] However, the life of Scheduled Tribes in certain parts of India is relatively better.” – V. Santhakumar, Azim Premji University in: “It is possible to have a better life for Scheduled Tribes in India!” (Economics in Action, 4 May 2018)
https://vsanthakumar.wordpress.com
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=24803

“[Dr. Boro] Baski, who holds a doctorate in education and a master’s in social work from Viswa Bharati University, says he is happy being an educator. He has become a strong voice of the community not just in India but elsewhere, writing articles and books, and representing his community at conferences.” – Rosemary Marandi in “The Indian school where Indigenous children are never outsiders” (Aljazeera.com Education, 10 February 2020)
https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/indian-school-indigenous-children-outsiders-200128131128144.html
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=34790

Tagore’s Santiniketan, “an Abode of Learning Unlike Any in the World” – West Bengal

Sanchari Pal, The Better India, August 31, 2016 | To read the full story and view more photos in high resolution, click here >> Located about 158 km northwest of Kolkata in Bengal’s rural hinterland, Santiniketan embodies Rabindranath Tagore’s vision of … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Uttarakhand & Uttar Pradesh

The Tribal Development Department has objectives to improve the Scheduled Tribes’ (ST) quality of life by increasing and ensuring their access to education, health care and income generation | Learn more | People’s Archive of Rural India (PARI) >>

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eBook | “That pride must never allow us to forget our many weakness and failings or blunt our longing to be rid of them” (Jawaharlal Nehru): Museums in the service of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace: International Museum Day (18 May)

https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.98835 In his book, The Discovery of India, Nehru wrote, long before 1947, about the difficulties regarding uniting people with diverse languages, religions and cultural values. At the same time, as a historian, he could sketch the unifying forces which … Continue reading

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Trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time to time – Kerala, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu

In an atmosphere where every morning, our newspapers greet us with stories of girls being tormented, raped, killed or treated like a doormat in one way or another, trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time … Continue reading

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A constitution which guarantees: “The State shall not discriminate against any citizen” – The Sovereign Republic of India

Ambedkar had been the champion of freedom, free thinking and liberty whose words are important to be remembered. […] ‘The caste system has recognised slavery in inverse order of status and maintained inequality in every sphere of human activity social, … Continue reading

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