Category Archives: Gadchiroli

“Gadchiroli is situated in the south-eastern part of Maharashtra and is known for its dense forests. The district has seen sporadic violence due to the presence of left-wing extremism, which affects access to official development programmes in some parts.” – Radhika Udas in “Tata-Centre deal to boost development in Gadchiroli” (The Hindu, 10 August 2018)
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/tata-centre-deal-to-boost-development-in-gadchiroli/article24647650.ece

“Madia are a Gondi tribe, of Dravidian race, descended from the Abhujmad hills to the plains of Gadchiroli, originally hunter-gatherers and now doing crude rice-farming. They are indigenous people, predominantly oral, largely monolingual, with minimal culture contacts.” – Samiksha Godse-Amte in “Nurturing one’s own tongue” (The Hindu, 3 April 2013)
https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/nurturing-ones-own-tongue/article4575333.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=16208

Resilience of indigenous culture in the face of assimilatory processes and modernisation: Reflections on tribal identity in Bastar District – Chhattisgarh

Excerpts from interviews on the occasion of a major exhibition in Museum Rietberg, Zürich (Switzerland), The Telegraph, Sunday , July 22, 2012 “The Bastar bronzes are usually considered handicrafts and not high art. But these bronzes have an aesthetic value and … Continue reading

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Resources for the classroom: Learning from and about India’s tribal communities, their culture and knowledge systems

“[I]t is some of the basic values and ideology imbibed in the traditional tribal socio-cultural milieus that should have been emulated and promoted amongst the non-tribal mainstream, not, as has been going on, the other way round.” Source: ’Who Is … Continue reading

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eBook | “It is possible to finance tribal health care”: Recommendations by the Expert Committee on Tribal Health – Government of India

Though it has long been suspected that tribal people have poor health and unmet needs, health care for tribal people remained subsumed in rural health care. It was assumed that tribal people have same health problems, similar needs and hence … Continue reading

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“Today, bamboo is liberated … The adivasi is not the enemy of the forests” – Union Minister

“Today, bamboo is liberated,” proclaimed Union Minister of State for Environment and Forests Jairam Ramesh at a function here on Wednesday, where he handed over to Mendha’s community leader Devaji Tofa a transit pass that would allow the sale and … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Maharashtra

In India tribal people are often called “Adivasis” and the government recognizes them as scheduled tribes (STs). Scheduled Tribes (STs) and also Scheduled Castes (SCs) are the disadvantaged sections of the society due to socio-economic exploitation and isolation since times … Continue reading

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