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Member of Siddi community nominated to the Karnataka Legislative Council: A community with African ancestry – Karnataka

Shantharam Budna Siddi, from the Siddi community of Karnataka which traces its roots to Africa, has been nominated to the Karnataka Legislative Council by Governor Vajubhai Vala. This is the first time that the community will be represented in the … Continue reading

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Video | Self-help for and by members of rural communities in need of modern facilities: A video by Tribal Community Lab – Odisha

Ratha Duria from Rishabh Raghavan on Vimeo. Ratha Duria discusses his solar energy run kiosk in Gunpur, Kalahandi, Orissa and the need for such interventions. “We looked at a few solutions that would be cost effective and less effort to … Continue reading

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Historical roots and customs of the Sidi: India’s tribal communities of African ancestry – Gujarat, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra

Helene Basu, Associate Professor at Free University in Berlin, interviewed by Darryl D’Monte in Frontline, Volume 22 – Issue 18, Aug 27 – Sep 09, 2005 Read the full interview in Frontline >> Sidis in India are now completely assimilated into local communities. … Continue reading

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