Category Archives: Seasons and festivals

“Santal festivals have always been closed community festivals. […] We wanted to disseminate the ideas of Baha flower festival among the people at large [for which] various tribal sports, folk dances are organized — everybody can take part. In the evening the prize distribution, felicitations, Santali dramas and a whole night musical programme take place.” – Boro Baski in “Baha Parab, the Santal Flower Festival celebrating Man’s Communion with Nature”
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“We are living in a world where deeply coloured opinions exist and for the world to become a happy and colourful place, it must first become colourless, which is why I recently became a part of an anti-racism campaign ‘Born Colourless’ by Absolut. […] I believe that if people stop spending time on their computer and mobile screens and use that time to get to know their neighbours, the world will be a much better place. I feel we need to stop making ‘friends’ only on Facebook and travel and make real friends.” – Bobby Hano, co-founder Bobby Hano of the Ziro Festival of Music interviewed in Indian Express (26 August 2019)
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“Tribal communities are a standing example” – National workshop highlights the role of tribal women in the preservation of eco historic cultural heritage in India

A. Shrikumar, The Hindu, Madurai, January 27, 2017 | To read the full article, click here >>Mari Marcel Thekaekara, writer and Co-founder of ACCORD-Nilgiris says the tribal communities are a standing example of how women play a major role in preservation of eco … Continue reading

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Lessons in sustainable development, Unity in Diversity: “We shall first have to give up this hubris of considering tribes backward” – Vice President of India’s Foundation Day lecture

Vice president delivers “first foundation day lecture of NCST” | To download the official transcript, click here >> While delivering the Foundation Day lecture, the Vice President asked that we shall first have to give up this hubris of considering … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi musical heritage of Meghalaya – introduction

Watch a series of short videos researched and filmed by Gayatri Indira Vijaysimha and Dev Narayan Chaudhuri (Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai). They show young and senior members of the Khasi community who enjoy traditional music for a variety … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Goa

Goa, popularly known as ‘the pearl of the east’, is famous for its churches, coconut groves, ferry rides, and bubbly folk music. Goa is an important destination in every tourist’s journey. Goa is one of India’s special places, a State … Continue reading

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ePub | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati) – West Bengal

Alternative address for directly browsing or downloading the full PDF-version: https://archive.org/details/Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati (i.e. select “Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati-2018.pdf” under the menu DOWNLOAD OPTIONS). Tips Choose full page view to browse or download this catalogue for free For related posts, click on the hyperlinks seen below … Continue reading

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