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Santal customs and the question of women’s rights vs. ‘punishment’: A commentary by Ruby Hembrom – West Bengal & Jharkhand

Ruby Hembrom, Times of India, 25 January 2014 | To read the full commentary and understand its context, click here >> KOLKATA: The news of the gang rape as a punishment in Birbhum district was the most horrific piece of news … Continue reading

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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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Historical roots and customs of the Sidi: India’s tribal communities of African ancestry – Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

Helene Basu, Associate Professor at Free University in Berlin, interviewed by Darryl D’Monte in Frontline, Volume 22 – Issue 18, Aug 27 – Sep 09, 2005 Sidis [Sidhi] in India are now completely assimilated into local communities. Sidis are settled in Gujarat, Karnataka, … Continue reading

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CD “Tribology” showcases tribal customs, rituals and music – Odisha

The Hindu, Sunday, Feb 29, 2004 SAVITHA GAUTAM writes about the genesis of “Tribology”, a CD that captures the life, customs, rituals and music of tribal India. A RECORDING is in progress. But, suddenly, some members of the group are … Continue reading

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Video | “The Vibrant Bhils”: Tradition and change in one of India’s most ancient tribal communities – Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan & Maharashtra

A film directed by Raj Bendre and sponsored by the Madhya Pradesh State Planning Commission | Published on Feb 14, 2014 The Bhils mainly inhabit the western region of Madhya Pradesh besides the adjoining states Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. They are perhaps the … Continue reading

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