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Selected writings by anthropologist Verrier Elwin (1902-64)

“Is it eccentric to live in beautiful scenery in the hills among some of the most charming people in the country, even though they may be ignorant and poor?” – Verrier Elwin (quoted on this book’s cover) The Oxford India … Continue reading

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Elwin’s ‘tribal’ world – 28 poems in English inspired by tribal India

The Telegraph, Calcutta, Friday , March 2 , 2012 Elwin’s ‘tribal’ world ANANYA S. GUHA Book title: 28 Poems Author: Verrier Elwin Publisher: North East Zonal Cultural Centre Pages: 35 Price: Rs 150 Verrier Elwin, the anthropologist and Indologist who … Continue reading

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Adivasi music – bibliography

Babiracki, C.M., ‘Tribal music in the study of great and little traditions of Indian music’. In: B. Nettl (ed.), Comparative musicology and anthropology of music. Chicago, 1990. Bhattachary S., 5., Ethno-musicology and India. Calcutta,1968. Deva, B.C., Musical instruments. Delhi, 1977. … Continue reading

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Tattoos of central India: Traditions and folklore are being modified or declining – Chhattisgarh & Madhya Pradesh

‘Don’t brand me’: The Indian women saying no to forced tattoos By Geeta PandeyBBC News, Delhi – 4 October 2017 In India, and across the world, getting a tattoo is nowadays seen as a sign of independence and rebellion. Many young … Continue reading

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“A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their own genius”

The Tribal Culture of IndiaBy Lalita Prasad Vidyarthi, Binay Kumar Rai A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture – Jawaharlal Nehru, first Prime Minister of free India Source: The Tribal Culture of India – Lalita Prasad … Continue reading

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