Guided tour – Part 6

Lachman Khubchandani believes that tribal culture provides “a living example of the Gandhian concept of trusteeship”. Tarsh Thekaekara asserts that tribal communities “have been living in harmony with nature for centuries and have not caused any …

Education

“Adivasi people have an alternative world view, which has rarely been acknowledged or recognized. Their existence was never based on accumulation or consumerism. […] All of us can learn from …

Guided tour – Part 3

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) was the first public figure to highlight the value of his country’s tribal cultural heritage. He created an environment that accounts for the fact that Adivasi culture has long …

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HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL CONTEXT India’s indigenous communities are commonly known as Adivasi (“original inhabitants”), a term introduced in the early 20th century and subject to debate ever since: official reports and documents refer …