Category Archives: Sacred grove

One of the finest examples of traditional practices in India based on religious faith which has made a profound contribution to nature conservation has been the maintenance of certain patches of land or forests as ‘sacred groves’. – Dr S.M. Nair

Learn more about tribal communities in Kerala

The Indian state of Kerala has a high literacy rate and human development index compared to other states in India. But this has not extended to the tribal population of the state. Female tribal populations are particularly disadvantaged for a … Continue reading

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Reviving native ecology as to restore the wealth of the people: Cultural continuity for the twenty-first century – Kerala

Places like Kerala where there were numerous sacred groves and related culture, are ecologically disturbed now due to ill conceived developments chartered out by those who did not have any knowledge or concern about nature/ecology. Modernists could not understand the … Continue reading

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The main festival celebrated of the Santal community (December-January): Sorhae “thanksgiving” – West Bengal, Jharkhand, Assam, Nepal, and Bangladesh

Singing and Dancing, a Festivity of Unity By Boro Baski | Translated by Joel Tudu Sorhae is the biggest festival of the Santals. The Santals of Malda, Murshidabad, Dinajpur, Birbhum, Bardhaman district, together with the Santals of Jharkhand, Assam, Nepal, and … Continue reading

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Sacred groves protected by India’s tribal communities: Fostering a sense of togetherness and harmony

<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span><span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span> Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in … Continue reading

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Tip | How to address misconceptions on tribal customs and culture in the classroom?

Tribals do not exploit other people’s labour for the sake of their own avarice, nor do they destroy nature to build monuments to the human ego. – Ivy Hansdak in her Inaugural Speech for the National Conference “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming … Continue reading

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