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Linguistic diversity and multilingualism – Interviews with Prof. Ganesh Devy

Devy has worked incessantly to establish the linguistic diversity and numeric strength of subaltern cultures in India. In a politically resonant statement during a public lecture last year in Bengaluru, he said the most beloved stories of mainstream Hinduism start … Continue reading

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Balancing demands of development and maintaining the integrity of the biodiversity hotspot: The draft notification of Western Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) – 

NITIN SETHI, The Hindu, NEW DELHI, March 18, 2014 The draft notification of Western Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) covering about 56,825 sq. km has been put in public domain by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry. The notification, dated … Continue reading

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“Urbanites should connect and preserve tribal life, just as we should preserve nature”: Adi Bimb” festival, NSD Chairman Ratan Thiyam – West Bengal

To read the full interview, click here >> TAPATI CHOWDHURIE, The Hindu, New Delhi, March 13, 2014 On the sidelines of the “Adi Bimb” festival, NSD Chairman Ratan Thiyam speaks of the need to appreciate and emulate the wisdom of tribal … Continue reading

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Guided tour – Part 5

India’s leading scientists are aware of the threat posed to their country’s Ecology and environment. In  a paper called “Perceiving the Forest‘, historian Romila Thapar looks at the way people observed and wrote about the forest at different times, and to see how over … Continue reading

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A guided tour of this website

The term Adivasi  (Adibasi) was coined in the 1930s. It refers to the various “indigenous peoples of India” (adi “original”, “earliest” –vasi “inhabitant”, “settler”): Indigenous communities of India are commonly referred to as tribal or adivasi communities and are recognised as Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution of … Continue reading

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