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“We are nothing without the forest, and the forest is nothing without us”: Kattunayakans in the Nilgiris, one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world – Tamil Nadu

Living in the Nilgiris, the Kattunayakans are one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world. Over many generations they have mastered the skills required to tap honey and they take great pride in their knowledge and … Continue reading

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eJournal | Special issue dedicated to the study of tribal culture in India (open access) – Asian Ethnology

Kondagaon Dance Competition 2004 from Asian Ethnology on Vimeo. Editors’ Note Frank J. Korom (Boston University) & Benjamin Dorman (Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture), 28 September 2014, Nagoya, Japan This year we bring you a special double issue dedicated to … Continue reading

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A balanced curriculum that helps children “retain the tribal values that have relevance even today and accept the good brought in by modernization”: Interview with the founders of the Vidyodaya School for Adivasi children – Tamil Nadu

The Vidyodaya School Tucked away in the Blue Mountains, close to Ooty, the tourist destination of Tamil Nadu in southern India, is the small sleepy town of Gudalur, the home town of Rama and B. Ramdas. Gudalur is a land … Continue reading

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Appropriate education for Adivasi children: The Vidyodaya School model at Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

How the education work began – an introduction Kadichankolli, 1991 – The first ‘school’ begins in this village. The teacher, Raji, is from the village. The medium of instruction is `Bettakurumba’.  One would wonder what the significance of this is. … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Glimpses from a model school run for and by Adivasi communities of the Nilgiris: Viswa Bharathi Vidyodaya Trust – Tamil Nadu

Foldscopes and the world Invisible As part of the Adivasi Maths and Science resource center activities, a workshop was held for students of grade 5 at Vidyodaya on using foldscopes to explore the invisible world. (From the left: Picture 1 shows … Continue reading

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