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Resources for the classroom: Learning from and about India’s tribal communities, their culture and knowledge systems

“[I]t is some of the basic values and ideology imbibed in the traditional tribal socio-cultural milieus that should have been emulated and promoted amongst the non-tribal mainstream, not, as has been going on, the other way round.” Source: ’Who Is … Continue reading

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Video | Interview with anthropologist Cristoph von Fürer-Haimendorf on the rapid transition into modernity by a previously untouched tribe: “Apatanis developed fast, not overrun by outsiders” – Assam

Related posts “A great deal of things could be learnt from their culture”: Nehru and his assurance that tribes may “develop on the lines of their own genius Assam Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf Martial arts Nehru Sacrifice Take a virtual journey across … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal collections in India’s ethnographic museums

Tip: Click the button on the left top to select the layer labelled Ethnographic Museums; then scroll to find the Ethnographic museum in a region of special interest, and click on its rhombus-shaped (purple) placeholder for more information (including a link … Continue reading

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Slideshow & Video | Performances by Sanskritic Mancha Assam: Promoting traditional art and culture – Assam

Sanskritic Mancha Assam, a socio cultural organization since 1997, at Guwahati, has given regular workshops and performances within and outside the state and abroad under different organization viz. ICCR (Ministry of External Affairs, Govt.of India), Festival of India Cell(FOI), Ministry … Continue reading

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Residential schools: Government plans for preserving art and culture in regions with tribals majority – Budget speech 2018

The name of legendary tribal archer Ekalavya will soon become synonymous with residential schools in each block of the country where tribals constitute a majority of the population. This was announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in his Budget speech … Continue reading

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