Category Archives: Anthropology

On stereotypes and “three kinds of knowledge” (universal, community and individual knowledge): Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Parallel Session 2: Land, Identity and Tribal Autobiographical Narratives Chaired by: Sandesha Rayappa, JNU, New Delhi Paper Presenters: Mahi S. Thavarathu (JNU, New Delhi), P. Rajitha Venugopal (JMI, New Delhi), Vasundhara Gautam (BML Manjul University, Gurgaon), Rakesh Soni (IGNTU, Amarkantak). … Continue reading

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The Toda, Naga, Rabari and Banjara communities: Discoveries in India’s largest collection of royal and ancient costumes – Gujarat

The largest collections of royal and ancient costumes in India – Gujarat Toda, Naga, Rabari and Banjara costumes figure in internationally acclaimed collection royal and ancient costumes – Gujarat | Learn more >> More about these communities follow a virtual journey … Continue reading

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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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Globalising a tribal art based on geometric forms: Mandana drawings – Rajasthan

Koshilaya Devi, a 68-year-old artist from Rajasthan’s Baran city has been working hard to preserve and conserve the traditional white chalk on red background Mandana drawings | Read the full story in the Hindustan Times (24 August 2016) >> A 68-year-old woman … Continue reading

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