Adivasi Academy, Gujarat: Rescuing cultures of India, one word at a time
India boasts of a huge variety of languages and dialects. Many of these languages do not have scripts of their own. In fact many of them are on the brink of fading away into oblivion owing to the trend of people migrating to modern cities and hence newer cultures. However, a small academy in Gujarat is standing tall to save these languages from dying. Anand Giridharadas writes in this article on how the Adivasi Academy, based in Tejgadh, Gujarat, is working towards chronicling elements of rural culture.
Tribals prefer traditional way of governance over Panchayati Raj
Adivasis, especially from the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups, have expressed their desire to continue their traditional forms of governance rather than adopt the uniform panchayat raj institutions