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It is wrong and does not help the tribal cause either to reduce the image of the Indian tribal society to that of destitute remnants, on the verge of dying out. – Voices from the Periphery >>

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  • Use the interactive Maps to explore the diversity of India’s tribal cultural heritage
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More about Nandalal Bose and the Santal villages
surrounding Santiniketan

“I would like to direct attention to the general approach when we encounter the ‘other’ – the question of our protocol, etiquette and attitude. In our eagerness to know we probably show a disregard to these civilities. We try to buy friendship for building up rapport; we try to intrude into others’ territory without being invited and carry presents that we perceive would be appreciated to assert our friendliness.” – Anthropologist R.K. Bhattacharya in “The Holistic Approach to Anthropology”

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  1. Follow a guided tour of this website
  2. India’s 28 States and 8 Union Territories
  3. Lessons to be learned from Indigenous elders, the “founding fathers” of modern India – Ambedkar, Gandhi, Nehru & Tagore – and from the 15th President of India, Droupadi Murmu, on National development and women’s empowerment
  4. Success stories
  5. Tips for teachers and students
  6. Tribal communities, regions and states

Explore India’s tribal cultural heritage with the help of another interactive map >>