Tips for teachers and students

Themes of special interest in education

  1. Crafts and visual arts
  2. Cultural heritage | Customs | Revival of traditions | Social conventions
  3. Ecology and environment | Ethnobotany
  4. | Multi-lingual education
  5. Games and leisure time
  6. Health and nutrition
  7. Internet
  8. | eBook download sites
  9. Interactive maps
  10. Misconceptions | Rights of Indigenous Peoples
  11. | Dress and ornaments | Fashion and design
  12. | Performing arts | Puppetry
  13. Nature and wildlife | Bees and honey | Elephant | Tiger | Trees
  14. Storytelling | Success stories

Learn from M S Swaminathan – a world renowned scientist – how biological diversity contributes to public health, people’s livelihood and environmental security in addition to food security: his call on fellow citizens to use and share resources in a more sustainable and equitable manner; outlining the long journey from the 1992 Earth Summit to a commitment to foster inherited knowledge through India’s Biodiversity Act and Genome Saviour Award; an award intended to reward those who are “primary conservers” – guardians of biological diversity!

More about the work of his foundation which “aims to accelerate use of modern science and technology for agricultural and rural development to improve lives and livelihoods of communities.” – | Regarding the issues of food security raised above, and the nutritional value of indigenous grains, seeds and millets, read an in-depth report that concludes that “the tribal food basket has always been ­diverse and nutritious” >>


  • take the Guided tour of this website (also available for offline reading)
  • enjoy a Virtual journey across India and explore other interactive maps
  • explore the “Browse more contents by category” menu seen on the right if you use a regular browser (pc, laptop or tablet computer)
  • click here if you use a smartphone
The Johar Journal
The Johar Journal (द जोहार जर्नल ) is an online open-access, peer-reviewed, biannual journal on Adivasi, tribal and indigenous issues with particular focus on tribal literatures in translation.
Learn more: >>

Up-to-date information

  • use the Safe Google Search link (“Making the Internet a safer place to surf for children”).
  • search select periodicals and type “tribal youth”, “trees tribal community”, “tribal school Odisha” (or any similar combination of keywords) to get a fair picture of the challenges faced by tribal communities in modern Indian society; and also to appreciate the new opportunities seized by India’s tribal youth.

Information about and by the Government of India (policies, reports etc.) & NGO’s

See also

Information on projects handled by Unicef and United Nations

  • Unicef (United Nations Children’s Fund)
    • search posts on this website (all posts containing Unicef)
    • search Unicef’s website (keywords used “tribal India”; also use your own keywords in the Search window)
  • Unesco (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation)

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