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Toda cultural history – Tamil Nadu

THE TODA AND CULTURE HISTORY: SOME REFLECTIONS FROM A DRAVIDIAN TRIBE OF NILGIRI HILLS Jakka ParthasarathyKey Words: Cultural relativism, Tamil Language, Acculturation, Culture Core Culture history is a perspective developed by anthropologists whose common concern is the inference of historical … Continue reading

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Video | People of the hills celebrate their annual Wangala festival in Asanang: “We Garos are tuned into world music and culture” – Meghalaya

PHEROZE L. VINCENT, The Hindu, November 24, 2012 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> The Garo tribe of Western Meghalaya celebrates the winter harvest with a three-day festival. […] Alva Sangma, the editor of … Continue reading

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Representing tribal peasants with the grace and dignity – Ramkinkar Baij’s sculpture “Santhal Family” – West Bengal

Ramkinkar Baij’s rebellion was against himself, he renewed himself constantly […] Baij, as famous for his reticence as for his single-minded devotion to art, will be remembered through an exhibition of 500 paintings, his sketch-books and sculptures apart from photographs … Continue reading

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“Santals Celebrate the Seasons”: Creativity fostered by Ashadullapur Gramin Silpa & Sastha Bidhan Kendra – West Bengal

Six Murals by Sanyasi Lohar and his team Murals “Santals Celebrate the Seasons” (PDF-printversion 550 KB)  Text and photos by Boro Baski © 2014Edited by Martin KämpchenPublished by Ashadullapur Gramin Silpa & Sastha Bidhan Kendra (Ashadullapur) and Ghosaldanga Bishnubati Adibasi … Continue reading

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Trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time to time – Kerala, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu

A village that plants 111 trees for every girl born in Rajasthan Mahim Pratap Singh, The Hindu, Jaipur, April 11, 2013 In an atmosphere where every morning, our newspapers greet us with stories of girls being tormented, raped, killed or … Continue reading

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