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School enrolment and literacy: State priorities towards education under colonial rule and since India’s independence – Gujarat, Jharkhand, Manipur, Rajasthan & West Bengal

Vivek Menezes, Times of India, 20 January 2019 Why does China soar where India continues to struggle? The most basic reason is state priorities towards education. | Read the full report here >> As of 1947, the literacy rate in … 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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The Toda, Naga, Rabari and Banjara communities: Discoveries in India’s largest collection of royal and ancient costumes – Gujarat

The largest collections of royal and ancient costumes in India – Gujarat Toda, Naga, Rabari and Banjara costumes figure in internationally acclaimed collection royal and ancient costumes – Gujarat | Learn more >>  

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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

Tip | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf 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 … Continue reading

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Celebrating Naga heritage and traditions: The 10-day Hornbill Festival held at Kisama – Nagaland

Festival date (2017): December 1-10 The 10-day Hornbill Festival of Nagaland is one of the biggest cultural extravaganzas in the northeast. With an aim to revive, protect, sustain, and promote the richness of the Naga heritage and traditions, it is … Continue reading

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