Cultural invisibility – India’s 600 potentially endangered languages

Source: Interview by Adrija Roychowdhury, Indian Express 3 May 3 2020URL: https://indianexpress.com/article/research/international-mother-language-day-2018-ganesh-devy-indian-languages-5072487/Date visited: 26 May 2020 “The state of indigenous languages today mirrors the situation of indigenous peoples. In many …

“Development is invariably a form of change, but not all forms of change can be termed development”: A context for India’s tribal heritage, past and present

Source: Tribal travails by Madhu Sarin (Frontline Magazine, 21 September 2012)Address: http://www.frontline.in/static/html/fl2918/stories/20120921291808100.htmDate Visited: 9 March 2021 Despite their vast differences, anthropologists, including Elwin and Ghurye, as well as Srinivas and …

Book on the distinctive ear ornaments of the northeastern “Seven Sister States”: Proudly worn by women and men – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura

Read the full article by Dr. Waltraud Ganguly titled “Earrings in India”:https://asianart.com/articles/ganguly/17a.html Earrings have a special status in Indian jewellery; they are highly decorative and beautify the face. Moreover, they …

Selected writings by anthropologist Verrier Elwin (1902-64)

The Oxford India Elwinby G.N. Devy (ed.) 440 Pages | 80 line illus. & photographsISBN: 9780195697919, Rs. 795From presenting Elwin’s work among the tribal peoples of central India, to affording glimpses …

eBook | Demographic Status of Scheduled Tribe Population of India (Census figures 2011): Government of India

Read or download the complete backup document (PDF, 1,7 MB)For information on the “Population of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs) in India from 1961 to 2001”, please refer to p. …

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 …

The unique narrative of shawls worn among 16 major tribes: Reflecting one’s social standing and the younger generation’s changing tastes – Nagaland

ANTHONY KURIAKOSE narrates how each Naga shawl is a thing of beauty, mystery, history and eternal appeal. And how each shawl wraps in its folds, a unique narrative. In the …

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

Source: “Interview of Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf by Alan Macfarlane, Part 1 of 3”URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zV2aJLFU6_YDate Visited: 11 January 2023 “President Droupadi Murmu said that the high respect given to the women …

Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – …

eBook | Preserving the variety of modern India’s communities and cultures in the making of the nation: Nehru’s empathy for “a people who sing and dance”

Ethnic Life-Worlds in North-East India: An Analysis by Prasenjit Biswas, Chandan Suklabaidy | Learn more here >> Nehru is not only opposed to muting the tribal into submission but is also opposed …