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Selected writings by anthropologist Verrier Elwin (1902-64)

The Oxford India Elwinby G.N. Devy (ed.) 440 Pages | 80 line illus. & photographsISBN: 9780195697919, Rs. 795From presenting Elwin’s work among the tribal peoples of central India, to affording glimpses of his seminal work on the unique institution of the ghotul among … Continue reading

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Elwin’s ‘tribal’ world – 28 poems in English inspired by tribal India

Verrier Elwin, the anthropologist and Indologist who lived in Shillong, wrote a collection of 28 poems which was recently unearthed, and published by North East Zonal Cultural Centre (NEZCC), Government of India. The anthropologist, who was not trained, was also … Continue reading

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“A Class Apart”: Adivaani’s 10-year anniversary

Read the whole success story and the challenges met by Adivaani’s founder, Ruby Hembrom >> This year marks the 10-year anniversary of adivaani. Over the last decade, the publishing house, whose name means “first voices,” has published 19 books in … Continue reading

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Traditional dress, practices and festivals refashioned – Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh is home to about twenty-five separate tribes and as many languages/dialects in the Tibeto-Burman family. (Despite the descriptive inadequacies of the term ‘tribal’, the alternatives are equally imprecise; ‘tribal’ is a politicised category all over India [Beteille 1991], … Continue reading

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Tip | Search articles on tribal history, politics and literature on Ramachandra Guha’s website

Learn more ab0ut the author’s recent publications here: https://ramachandraguha.in/about-the-author >> We met adivasis who had been persecuted by the Naxalites, and other adivasis who had been tormented by the Salwa Judum vigilantes [i.e. “a strange, not to say bizarre, example … Continue reading

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