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An appeal for linguistic diversity as a democratic right – Professor Ganesh Devy at TEDx Mumbai

Professor Ganesh Devy talks about how languages evolve. And how local Indian languages are dying, taking with them a treasure of historical knowledge and wisdom. “Why are you talking to sparrows?” [Prof. Devy narrates the reply of the Bo woman in … Continue reading

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A tribe whose presence was confirmed in the islands to 2,000 years ago: The Sentinelese – North Sentinel Island (Andamans)

Is This Andaman Tribe in a Tourist Zoo? Time to Wake up and End This ‘Safari’! The Jarawa have been occupying the Andaman rainforests for years Rayomand Engineer, The Better India 30 March 2018 | Read the full article here … Continue reading

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Articles on Adivasi culture in Folio Special issue

Table of Contents (online edition) >> Download all articles as a single file (PDF, 969 KB) >> Articles and authors Rethinking tribals by GN Devy Call us adivasis, please by Gail Omvedt A society in transition by Suresh Sharma To be … Continue reading

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Children’s book by Zai Whitaker: “Andamans Boy” – Andaman

Andamans Boy (English) Author : Zai Whitaker Illustrator : Ashok Rajagopalan Running away from unkind relatives, Arif journeys alone all the way from Mumbai to the Andamans… where he encounters the misunderstood Jarawa tribals, threatened with ‘development’. A story rich with … Continue reading

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The Story of Space 2017 reflects “the idea of flux and fragility”: A science-meets-art festival in Panaji (Goa) until 19 November 2017 – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

INSTALLATION Islands in Flux Pankaj SekhsariaCurated by Jaya RamchandaniVenue: CENTRAL LIBRARY, PATTO This installation is Pankaj’s attempt at bringing out the fragility of the state of the Andaman and Nicobar islands, with its land, and the sea surrounding it, in … Continue reading

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