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Tribal Politics – adivasi culture, language, and religion in Encyclopedia of India

Tribal Politics The “tribal” peoples or adivasis of India, according to the 2001 census, constitute roughly 8.1 percent of the country’s population, some 83,6 million people, classified under 461 different communities. They occupy a belt stretching from the Bhil regions … Continue reading

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Cultural invisibility – India’s 196 endangered languages (Unesco Atlas of the World’s Languages in Danger 2009)

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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Wild food festivals & Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN): The world’s most important food movement

Enjoy A Feast in The Forest In Maharashtra Sanjiv Valsan, Outlook Traveller | March 7, 2018 | Read the full story and vew more images >> A few summers ago, I visited Vanvadi forest for the first time. I had just … Continue reading

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Books that provide insight into tribal literature: Glimpses of a different world that “dissolve the borders that divide us”

Voices Unheard: Tribal Literature from India to Read Now Pooja Shankar, Words Without Borders, March 29, 2017 | Read the full article with more details of the books discussed >> India is rich with a diversity of religions, arts, customs, … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the brain’s astonishing capacity to decode information – Ancient “whistled languages” used by indigenous communities in India, China, Turkey & Spain

 In The Whistling Village of Meghalaya, Every Child Has a ‘Unique Lullaby ID’! For generations, the residents of Meghalaya’s Kongthong village have communicated with each other using a unique form of whistled identity instead of names! by Sanchari Pal February 1, 2018 … Continue reading

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