Tip | How to quickly find video and other contents for educational purposes

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To understand India’s tribal or “Adivasi” culture, explore how it is being portrayed in a modern context. Here you find some suggestions to help you to quickly find video contents for educational purposes

Use the “Search this website” or “Search” field

  • Search by state, region or place (e.g. Kerala, Bastar, Ranchi)
  • Combine any of these with a name (e.g. person, educational institution or museum)
  • Combine two or more keywords (e.g. “Santal book” or “Warli instrument”)

e.g. Video on this website is readily found by typing “video” and any other word or name a word or name into the Search this website field (e.g. “video kota”).

Browse video contents by “Category”

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In a regular internet browser,  make a selection under Browse more contents by category by using the drop-down menu or the cloud tag. There you find one audio and two video categories:


Learn more by entering a community name, region or related search words in the safe “Custom search” field seen below

For a list of websites included in a single search, see below. To search Indian periodicals, magazines, web portals and other sources safely, click here. To find publishing details for Shodhganga’s PhD search results, click here >>

Technical support

Try the following in case Google Custom Search window or media contents are invisible here: (1) switch from “Reader” to regular viewing; (2) in browser’s Security settings select “Enable JavaScript”; (3) check Google support for browsers and devices | More >>

List of websites covered by the present Custom search engine

  1. Action for Community Organisation, Rehabilitation and Development (ACCORD) – https://www.accordweb.in
  2. Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) – www.atree.org
  3. Freedom United – www.freedomunited.org
  4. Government of India (all websites ending on “.gov.in”)
  5. Shodhganga (a reservoir of Indian theses) – https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in
  6. Survival International – www.survivalinternational.org
  7. Unesco – https://en.unesco.org
  8. Unicef – www.unicef.org
  9. United Nations – www.un.org/en
  10. Video Volunteers – www.videovolunteers.org

The website of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) covers a range of topics including fashion and food items from all over India: “promoting tribal art & craft, hand looms and set-up tribal community owned Minor Forest Produce (MFP)-centric multi-purpose Van Dhan Vikas Kendras for the benefit of tribal artisans and Minor Forest Produce gatherers”. | View the TRIFED video gallery: https://trifed.tribal.gov.in/resource-media/videos-gallery

Use a map to access video contents from a particular region

Tips for using interactive maps

  1. toggle to normal view (from reader view) should the interactive map not be displayed by your tablet, smartphone or pc browser
  2. for details and hyperlinks click on the rectangular button (left on the map’s header)
  3. scroll and click on one of the markers for information of special interest
  4. explore India’s tribal cultural heritage with the help of another interactive map >>

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