Tip | Ten success stories from all over India: Arts and crafts, community service, democracy, education, fashion, film, health, literature, performing arts and women’s achievements

  1. Community facilities >>
    Rabindranath Tagore’s Santiniketan, “an Abode of Learning Unlike Any in the World” | Learn more >>
  2. Crafts and visual arts >>
    Araku Museum: “Like being in the world of local tribes” | Learn more >>
  3. Democracy >>
    Trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news | Learn more >>
  4. Ecology and environment >>
    A Climate Conscious Diwali | Learn more >>
  5. Education and literacy >>
    A learning environment which is aesthetically pleasing, cost effective, environment and child friendly | Learn more >>
  6. Fashion >>
    An interview with Gond artist and textile designer Roshni at the National Institute of Fashion Technology| Learn more >>
  7. Film >>
    Dissemination of art and cultural heritage | Learn more >>
  8. Literature and bibliographies >>
    Books illustrated by tribal artists: Books for the reading pleasure of children in different languages | Learn more >>
  9. Performing arts >>
    Adivasi Adi Bimb Festivals: Silently but surely bringing the Adivasis of the land to limelight | Learn more >>
  10. Women & other Success stories >>
    A flourishing matriarchal village economy with agriculture, forest based activities and weaving | Learn more >>
Jawaharlal Nehru >>
Photo © Indian Express

Nehru was fascinated by the spontaneity of tribal culture and their capacity of joy and heroism in spite of their appalling poverty, destitution, and ignorance. […] In Nehru’s view, the process of modernization must not be taken as forcing a sudden break with the tribals past but help them build upon it and grow by a natural process of evolution.” – Dr. Chittaranjan Mishra in “Tribal Philosophy and Pandit Nehru” (Odisha Review, November 2017) | Learn more >>

In North India it is still common to reprimand a child: study or else you’ll cut grass; the prospect of manual work invoked as a threat. Education was valued because it could widen the distance from the labouring multitudes.

Author and diplomat Pavan K. Varma in Being Indian: Inside the Real India (2005), p.104 | Find a library copy via Worldcat.org >>

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