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Video | Munda songs and dances – Jharkhand

The Mundari Dance is a very common and popular dance of the Mundaris. All members of the community can participate in this dance. This dance is generally performed to celebrate the newly weds. Munda songs are often mixed with songs … Continue reading

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Santali and related tribal languages of the Chotanagpur region: Mundari, Ho & Birjiya – Jharkhand

Birjiya [Birjia] is the language spoken by Asur tribe/ethnic group, just as Kurukh is spoken by Oraon group, Santali by Santal group, Mundari by Munda group, Ho by Ho group and Kharia by Kharia group.  These are broadly identified by … Continue reading

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“You are making us proud”: Prakash Rameshwar Munda, a cricketer succeeding in a state whose creation was primarily to benefit indigenous communities – Jharkhand

N. Sudarshan | To read the full article, click here >> The cries are directed at Prakash Rameshwar Munda, the first cricketer of tribal origin to make it to the Jharkhand Ranji squad. […] The 24-year-old’s, by his own admission, is no rags-to-riches story. … Continue reading

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Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by Gondi-Harappan link (2500 B.C.–1750 … Continue reading

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Adivasis rejected the British knowledge and “chose to remain outside the colonial economy and social discourse”: Ganesh Devy – A View of Higher Education in India

Adivasis confronted the British. They fought the British. They resisted the Raj in every possible way, did not accept the British Raj at all. Adivasis chose to remain outside the colonial economy and social discourse. Even when the universities came … Continue reading

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