Category Archives: Adivasi

Adivasi people have an alternative world view, which has rarely been acknowledged or recognized. Their existence was never based on accumulation or consumerism. […] All of us can learn from them. And it’s about time we started. – Mari Marcel Thekaekara (“Adivasi people: proud not primitive”, New Internationalist 15 July 2013)
Tribal groups (adivasis) in India have often been excluded, marginalized and oppressed by ‘mainstream’ society. In many ways this exclusion, marginalization and oppression is fostered by the way in which `mainstream’ society looks at the adivasis – as exotic, dangerous, or `primitive’ others. – A Nomad Called Thief: Reflections on Adivasi Silence and Voice by GN Devy (2006) published by orientblackswan.com

Vadu on the Old Woman’s Nose (Dhodia) – A story from Gujarat

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Role of sacred groves in adivasi society: Adivasi Munnetra Sangam Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

Role of Sacred Groves and their current status in adivasi societyConservation of natural resources has been an integral part of diverse cultures in different ways. Indigenous communities all over the world lived in harmony with the nature and conserved its … Continue reading

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Appropriate education for Adivasi children – the Vidyodaya School model at Gudalur

How the education work began – an introduction Kadichankolli, 1991 – The first ‘school’ begins in this village. The teacher, Raji, is from the village. The medium of instruction is `Bettakurumba’.  One would wonder what the significance of this is. … Continue reading

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Understanding the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of tourism on local communities – Equitable Tourism

Equitable Tourism Options (EQUATIONS) is a research, campaign and advocacy organisation. We study the social, cultural, economic and environmental impact of tourism on local communities. We believe that tourism should be non-exploitative, equitable and sustainable. A question that has been central … Continue reading

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The Dhodia community: Celebrating history and legends through songs and storytelling – Gujarat

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