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.” – The Hindu, 10 August 2018
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Hopes for women’s empowerment: An unusual election victory in poverty-ridden Gadchiroli district – Maharashtra

The Newtons of Gadchiroli: tribals rise to power in local body polls Read the full story here >> […] This year, when Bollywood gave us Newton, the dark comedy about India’s democratic system, the tribals of Gadchiroli decided to give themselves … Continue reading

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Interacting with the tribals in 39 villages of Gadchiroli district for mutual benefit: Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health – Maharashtra

TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: ‘Search’ light shines on tribal lives Sunil Warrier, Times of India, Mar 9, 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> In 1986, when Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang decided to adopt Gadchiroli … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Madia community – Maharashtra

Documentary filmmaker Nandini Bedi and cultural anthropologist Erik de Maaker made a journey to the area in central India where the Madia live. They visited several villages of Gadchiroli district. – Photos by Erik de Maaker © A selection of … Continue reading

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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 | Read the full article and view more photos here >>  “The Bastar bronzes are usually considered handicrafts and … Continue reading

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Inculcating pride for their mother tongue in Madia children: Language is more than a medium of communication – Maharashtra

Samiksha Godse-Amte, The Hindu, April 3, 2013 | Read the full article here >> When an ‘apple’ was shown in a kindergarten class and asked what it was, the question was greeted with silence as the children had never seen … Continue reading

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