Tag Archives: Muria

Selected writings by anthropologist Verrier Elwin (1902-64)

“Is it eccentric to live in beautiful scenery in the hills among some of the most charming people in the country, even though they may be ignorant and poor?” – Verrier Elwin (quoted on this book’s cover) The Oxford India … Continue reading

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“The artless beauty of tribal life and times” (Bastar): Interview with photographer Manoj Kumar Jain – Chhattisgarh

By Sunil Gupta, The Telegraph (www.telegraph.co.uk), 1 February 2010 Photograph: Muria Tribal Boys at the Benur Village weekly market by Manoj Kumar Jain, 2002 Artist and curator Sunil Gupta has distilled the history of photography in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh into … Continue reading

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Tribal education in the a heavily forested areas of Bastar: The traditional ‘school’ was in the ghotul – Chhattisgarh

Folklore Foundation , Lokaratna, Volume IV 2011 | To read the full paper with figures, click here >> Mrs Uma Ram, Professor & Head Department of English Government Kakatiya PG College, Jagdalpur, Bastar, Chhattisgarh Bastar, a part of Dandakaranya inancient time, is … Continue reading

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

Guha’s books include a pioneering environmental history, The Unquiet Woods (Oxford University Press, 1989); Savaging the Civilized (University of Chicago Press, 1999), A life of the anthropologist-activist Verrier Elwin which the Times Literary Supplement called the ‘best biography by an Indian … Continue reading

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Streetparade of the gods Exhibition at Museum Rietberg Zuerich – Bastar / Switzerland

Streetparade of the gods 20th July – 11th November 2012 Several years have passed since the Museum Rietberg last dealt with the subject of Indian “tribal art”. The last few exhibitions were dedicated to Indian court art. “Streetparade of the … Continue reading

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