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A community whose drumming is associated with Chola, Chera and the Pandya kings – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, Friday Review, November 03, 2016 | To read the full article and view a larger image, click here >> Thudumbu and Thudumbattam are played at temple festivals in and around Coimbatore. We went to Coimbatore for a concert but decided to … Continue reading

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“What if kings and kingdoms existed today?”: Matrilineal kingship among the Mannan tribal community of Idukki – Kerala

Basil Poulose, The Better India, 13 April 2017 | To view a series of photos and read the full article, click here >> Stories of kings, palaces and chariots from history books always manage capture our imagination. What if kings and kingdoms existed … Continue reading

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“The sometimes disturbing story of how we are treating our fragile islands” – Andaman & Nicobar

Books on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands by Pankaj Sekhsaria 1) Islands in Flux – the Andaman and Nicobar Story (2017) 2) The Last Wave – An Island Novel (2014) 3) The Jarawa Tribal Reserve Dossier (2010) The three books, signed by … Continue reading

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The Kurumbars’ role in South India’s Paleolithic culture: Epigraphical records on Chennai’s ancient history – Tamil Nadu

Times of India, June 24, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> A study of the region by Colonel Colin Mackenzie says Tondaimandalam was 1st inhabited by Kurumbas, a fierce tribe The move of the state government to create … Continue reading

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Providing solar powered lights and technical training in Kaani villages – Tamil Nadu

P. SUDHAKAR, The Hindu, TIRUNELVELI, April 14, 2012 […] The joy of electrification is lighting up most of the houses in this hamlet near the Papanasam dam though most other basic infrastructure, which is taken for granted in a civilised society, remains scant … Continue reading

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