Indigenous knowledge

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Thejavikho Chase
    In one of his monographs on the Angami Nagas, J.H. Hutton mentions that 'an Angami can move through the jungle as silently as a leopard.' Such descriptions of the prowess of a Naga hunter can be attributed to both the stereotype of Nagas as warriors as well as real instances of the Nagas…
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Linet Sebastian
  An overview of Wayanad   Wayanad, a district of Kerala, is well known for its beautiful landscapes and sizeable tribal population. Located in the Western Ghats, the district is often called the 'Green Paradise of Kerala', owing to a total forest coverage of 37 per cent (Census 2011),…
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Linet Sebastian
India is home to multitudes of indigenous ethnic communities across various states. The indigenous people of India are not a homogenous entity; they unveil pluralities in all walks of life. Their knowledge systems have a lasting appeal beyond the rational realm. Tribal knowledge systems are a…
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William Dalrymple
  Surrounded by thick forest on a hilltop plateau lost in the jungles of central India, Mandu is reached by a narrow road that corkscrews steeply up a near-vertical ravine. At the top lies a landscape of fallen palaces, shattered domes and overgrown arcades—all that remains of one of the most…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Sahapedia is collaborating with Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur, with a view to revitalise the institution.  A series of web modules on different aspects of the history and folk culture of Rajasthan and western South Asia is being produced as part of this collaboration. The research for the modules draws…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Appadurai, Arjun, Frank J. Korom and Margaret A. Mills. 1994. Gender Genre and Power in South Asia. Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania Press.   Bharucha, Rustom. 2003. Oral History of Rajasthan: Conversations with Komal Kothari. New Delhi: Penguin Books.   Blackburn, Stuart and Peter J. Claus…
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Vishal Pratap Singh Deo
Komal Kothari, along with his friend Vijaydan Detha, founded the Rupayan Sansthan, after painstakingly putting together an enormous archive of audio-video recordings of folk traditions from Rajasthan. By offering a more local perspective on social groups, Kothari offered a history from below and…
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