eBook & Slideshow | Report on “Tribes in Transition” Conference in Santiniketan – West Bengal

Photos courtesy Sunder Manoj Hembrom © 2015; report courtesy Dr. Ivy Hansdak

Some Glimpses of the ‘Tribes in Transition’ Conference, Santiniketan 12-13 March 2014

The ‘Tribes in Transition’ Conference has helped in enriching academic knowledge of the Indian tribes, has brought a very diverse group of people together and has encouraged the spirit of egalitarianism, free-thinking and mutual respect.  […]

The polyphonic nature of discourse also reflected the spirit of egalitarianism and free-thinking, unhindered by narrow boundaries, that was eulogized by Tagore:

“Where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls…” – Gitanjali

From the report on the two-day international conference by Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak. To read the full report, click here >>

Organized by the Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), New Delhi in collaboration with the Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust (GBAT), Santiniketan and funded by the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi

Report: Prepared by the Convener, Dr. Ivy Imogene Hansdak, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi – 110025 (ivyihansdak@gmail.com) in Consultation with the Co-Convener, Dr. Boro Baski, Trustee, Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi Trust (Regd. under Indian Trust Registration Act, 1982), Ghosaldanga, P.O. Sattore, Dist. Birbhum, West Bengal – 731236 (borobaski@gmail.com)

Read the inaugural Speech by Dr. Ivy Hansdak: “Is tribal identity relevant in today’s world?” delivered during the conference titled “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” | Conference report >>

In his play Muktadhara (The Waterfall), Tagore robustly employs this element of freedom. The play relates the story of an exploited people and their eventual release from it. [Today, when] tribal populations across India are being uprooted with impudence Tagore’s message of freedom, in all its shades, is of utmost relevance.

Bhaswati Ghosh in Freedom in Tagore’s Plays | Learn more >>

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