Podcast | “Can indigenous knowledge help us fight climate change?”: The Climate Question

Can indigenous knowledge help us fight climate change? Global climate policy has however been slow to recognise that indigenous knowledge – built up over centuries – is worth listening to. …

Education, development, and reform to counter debt bondage: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights revisited

A Report on Debt Bondage, Carpet-Making, and Child Slavery In Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, Dr. Kevin Bales estimates that there are at least 27 million slaves …

“Indigenous women have an integral collective and community role as carers of natural resources and keepers of scientific knowledge”: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples & Virtual commemoration (9 August) – Unesco

Source: “The role of indigenous women in the preservation and transmission of traditional knowledge”, United Nations 2022URL: https://www.un.org/en/observances/indigenous-dayDate Visited: 8 August 2022 Indigenous peoples and UNESCO Indigenous peoples live in …

Forest dwellers in early India – myths and ecology in historical perspective

Source: “Perceiving the Forest: Early India Studies” in History (February 2001 17: 1-16)URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/025764300101700101 | Backup (PDF, 1MB) >>Date Visited: 6 November 2021 The Aryans describe their enemies as dark …

The need to think about the education of Adivasi Children: Azim Premji University – Karnataka

Read the full post here | View all posts by vsanthakumar >> The central and state governments in India, and organizations such as Azim Premji Foundation are committed to the …

Video, audio, photo content & stories | “Cover Your Country” by PARI: Rural people speak about their lives

Nayak, 75 years old, is from the Lambadi community, and his animals – like those of many cattle breeders here – are Thurupu cattle. The Lambadi (a Scheduled Tribe), the …

“The tribal world and the tribal way is complete in itself”: Mahasweta Devi (1926-2016)

Quoted from “Swearing by Mahasweta” by Gopalkrishna Gandhi, The Hindu, August 7, 2016 >> Ms. Devi had cast off the trappings of the middle class she was born into and chose to …

Understanding the challenges faced by Adivasi Society: “We will follow our beliefs, customs, deities, rituals, culture, in our own way”

As demands for a Sarna religious code in Census 2021 grow in Jharkhand, RSS-backed outfits are busy trying to convince the tribal people that they are Hindus. Abhinay Lakshman reports …