Category Archives: Archaeology

India has about 5,000 rock art sites, next only to Australia and South Africa, where prehistoric people have recorded life as they saw it, in paintings, engravings and carvings. […] hollow cup-impressions created on rock surfaces using hammer stones, have also been categorised as rock art. T.S. Subramanian (Frontline Magazine, 27 November 2015)

The Banjara community: Its role in Indian history – Telangana

Banjara and Dokra: Tribal craftmanship in a state that exemplifies “India’s composite culture, pluralism and inclusiveness – Telangana Located on the uplands of Deccan plateau, Telangana is the link between the North and South of India. It is thus no … Continue reading

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Tips | Find publishing details for Shodhganga search results

Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses – http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in Track any missing detail for Shodhganga search results To trace the source document of any separate chapter listed among the search results hosted on Shodhganga’s server, copy its “handle” number from the search results: … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal collections in India’s ethnographic museums

Tip: Click the button on the left top to select the layer labelled Ethnographic Museums; then scroll to find the Ethnographic museum in a region of special interest, and click on its rhombus-shaped (purple) placeholder for more information (including a link … Continue reading

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Audio | On the need to think harder about the living relatives of indigenous people and not simply treat their human remains as “artifacts”.

Listen to the full interviews from 19:00 on BBC RADIO 4, 3 May 2018 >> The speed of discovery is mesmerizing […] Who owns ancient DNA? A recent article in the journal Science argues that we need to think harder … Continue reading

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The Kurumbar community: Discoveries in South Indian history – Tamil Nadu

 References to the region go back to tribal Kurumbars in the 1st century AD – Tamil Nadu The tribe divided the region into 24 districts and built several forts. Historian Prof K V Raman says, “Places like Mylapore, Triplicane, … Continue reading

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