Essays on rural life and education by Dr. Boro Baski – West Bengal

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RURAL LIFE 12/07/2016 – by Boro Baski
Lost in translation
Missionaries have contributed to disrupting Adivasi traditions, but helped to save heritage as well

RURAL LIFE 10/07/2016 – by Boro Baski
Saving our heritage
Protection of Adivasi culture and traditions helps members of India’s tribal communities to cope with change

PRIMARY SCHOOLS 22/05/2016 – by Boro Baski
India is facing huge challenges
India’s rural primary schools still have room for improvement

EDUCATION 21/05/2016 – by Boro Baski
Setting the right example
In India, non-formal schools perform well, especially among those least likely to get a good education

HERDING 12/06/2015 – by Boro Baski
Traditional education
Why herding matters so much in the culture of the Santals, an Indian Adivasi tribe

SOUTH ASIA 26/05/2014 – by Boro Baski
Huge challenges
As the limits of the Green Revolution are becoming ever more obvious, Indian agriculture faces huge challenges

HEAT 11/06/2013 – by Boro Baski
Our cruel summer days
The hot season is the toughest time of the year in most of rural India – and Adivasi communities struggle to cope

INDIA 13/05/2013 – by Boro Baski
Santal worries
The young generation of India’s Adivasis struggles with tough problems other youth do not have

Source: D+C Development and Cooperation (“a website that discusses international-development affairs and explores how they relate to other fields of policy-making, such as security, peace, trade, business and environmental protection”)
Date visited: 26 June 2020

Dr. Boro Baski works for the community-based organisation Ghosaldanga Adibasi Seva Sangha in West Bengal. The NGO is supported by the German NGO Freundeskreis Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati. He was the first person from his village to go to college as well as the first to earn a PhD (in social work) at Viswa-Bharati. This university was founded by Rabindranath Tagore to foster integrated rural development with respect for cultural diversity. The cooperation he inspired helps local communities to improve agriculture, economical and environmental conditions locally, besides facilitating education and health care based on modern science.

He authored Santali translations of two major works by Rabindranath Tagore, the essay “Vidyasagar-Charit” and the drama Raktakarabi (English “Red Oleanders”), jointly published by the Asiatic Society & Sahitya Akademi (India’s National Academy of Letters) in 2020.

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West Bengal-731 236

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