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Living in a symbiotic relationship with other communities: The Shompen, one of India’s particularly vulnerable tribal groups – Nicobar Islands

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata: November 01, 2015 | To read the full article, click here >> The Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has come up with the first authentic demographic database of the Shompen tribe — one of the … Continue reading

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Cultural invisibility – India’s 600 potentially endangered languages

The state of indigenous languages today mirrors the situation of indigenous peoples. In many parts of the world, they are on the verge of extinction. […] However, with the growing global recognition of indigenous knowledge systems, the hope that indigenous … Continue reading

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Health benefits derived from “new species” of Ginger: A scientific paper published in international botanical journal – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Shiv Sahay Singh, The Hindu, Kolkata: January 08, 2017 Scientists of the Botanical Survey of India (BSI) have found a new species of Zingiber (commonly referred as Ginger) from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. | To read the full article, click here … Continue reading

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Integration or isolation? A “Down To Earth” discussion on the fate of the Jarawa tribe – Andaman

Contact with the outside world has exposed the Jarawas to various dangers. Is isolation the best way to conserve? A debate | Read the full article >> Numbering around 400, people of the Jarawa tribe occupy the lion’s share of … Continue reading

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Andaman and Nicobar Islands – Britannica Online Encyclopedia

Andaman and Nicobar Islands (union territory, India), union territory, India, consisting of two groups of islands at the southeastern edge of the Bay of Bengal. […] Port Blair (on South Andaman Island) is the territorial capital. […] The Andamans comprise more … Continue reading

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