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Education and health care for Bhil communities affected by drought, debt, illiteracy and early marriage: A school mobilizes teachers and experts from medical and engineering fields – Maharashtra

Ranjana Diggikar, Times of India, Nov 7, 2013 | To read the full article, click here >> AURANGABAD: In a bid to reach out to tribal children in the region, some community organizations and NGOs started Bal Anand Jeevan Shala (BAJS) last month, … Continue reading

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Marriage customs of the Santals: A large mural created by village artists to express their cultural identity – West Bengal

Marriage Reception A Santal marriage takes five days and involves various, often complex, rituals. On the day of the Gidi-chumara (Marriage Reception) the women arrive to bless the bride and groom with grass and grains of rice which are kept … Continue reading

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Absence of a dowry-system, divorce by mutual consent, and widow-re-marriage: On the high status of women in Badaga communities (Nilgiris) – Tamil Nadu

The Badagas are a unique community living mainly in the Nilgiris District in Tamil nadu in South India. They are also the single largest community of the Nilgiris. Though classified backward, a significant factor is the high status of their … Continue reading

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Video | Swang Nritya, the drama of the Sahariya tribe: Songs and dance that spread awareness about social issues like child marriage, women’s rights, the need of education – Rajasthan

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Video | The festival that gives freedom to women to make choices about their marriage: A tradition for over 250 years – Odisha

To read the full report and watch this video by Community Correspondent Sarita Biswal on videovolunteers.org, click here >> In Orissa, men and women gather and choose spouses on the spot, removing the need for a dowry. Every winter, during the month … Continue reading

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