Each tribal community retains its distinct rural culture: A small state with 19 sub-tribes – Tripura

A group of tribals from Tripura have been on a visit to the Nilgiris. The tribals from various parts of India have been brought to the Nilgiris under a scheme …

The “participatory guarantee system” (PGS Organic Council): A renewed effort to sustain the lives and cultures of indigenous communities – Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve

Rich Forests: Making a living under the canopy […] PGS has been received enthusiastically in India and elsewhere. The PGS Organic Council was registered in Goa, India, in April 2011. Since then, …

eBook | Supreme Court – India a country of old immigrants, tribals’ higher level of ethics

Excerpts from the Supreme Court judgment published on www.thehindu.com >> India, largely a country of immigrants A Supreme Court judgment projects the historical thesis that India is largely a country of old …

eBook | Toda and Kota resources on archive.org: Nilgiri – Tamil Nadu

Example: one of several resources found by typing “Nilgiri” in the archive.org Search window Anthropology of the Todas and Kotas of the Nilgiri Hills : and of the Bráhmans, Kammálans, Pallis, and …

Diversity, plurality and tolerance are “core values of our civilisation”: President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement at Rashtrapati Bhavan – New Delhi

In those moments when questions emerge about the fragility of the state’s constitutional principles — over what has transpired since the Dadri lynching and the killing of Kannada scholar M.M. …

Anthropological Museum in Mysore – Karnataka

Anthropological MuseumManav Bhawan, BogadiMysore, Karnataka Anthropological Survey of Indiawww.ansi.gov.in The Anthropological Museum is a treasure trove of objects and weapons used by the South Indian communities, primarily the tribal communities, …

Welfare programmes and schools functioning under Tribal Welfare Department – Tamil Nadu

Scheduled Tribes of TamilnaduADI DRAVIDAR AND TRIBAL WELFARE DEPARTMENT POLICY NOTE 2018 – 2019 INTRODUCTION:  As per the census of 2011, the population of Tamil Nadu is 7.21 crore [72,1 million] …

Toda embroidery: an ancient art thriving in the Nilgiris – Tamil Nadu

The ancient Toda community people are the residents of Nilgiris that means ‘Blue Mountains’, popularly known as Ooty. Nilgiris is the abode of many interesting tribes and prominent among them …

eBook | Free resources on tribal cultural heritage in India – archive.org

Example 1: typing “toda tribe india” yields these resources: Travels amongst the Todas; or, The study of a primitive tribe in south India: history, character, customs, religion, infanticide, polyandry, language with outlines of …