India’s tribal cultural heritage – Gujarat

Adivasi Academy in Tejgadh documents tribal culture of Gujarat. It offers a unique space for the study of tribal communities.

By GANESH DEVY in Frontline, 27 August 2022

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Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh

Bhasha Research (Vadodara)

eBook | Adivasi Stories from Gujarat

Endangered language | Multi-lingual education

Ganesh [G.N.] Devy | Publications | Lecture “A View of Higher Education in India”

Gujarat | Video

Languages and linguistic heritage | Central Institute of Indian Languages (CIIL)

Literature and bibliographies | Literature – fiction | Poetry

Museum collections – India

People’s Linguistic Survey of India | Volumes (PLSI) | PeoplesLinguisticSurvey.org

Storytelling

Success story

Video | A conversation with Pradeep Marawi – Gondi artist from Bhopal

Video | Adivasi pithora artist Desing Rathwa

Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy

Video | Setu “bridge” on Adivasi poet and publisher Jeetendra Vasava belonging to the Narmada region – Gujarat

Video | South Gujarat tribal music documentation by Bhasha – Gujarat

Western region –  Western Zonal Council

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