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Who am I ?. Identity. or Nurture. Does Nature. decide. who you are?. Identity. Lets dissect the question of identity. what it is to be. and not to be. a tribal - an adivasi. Identity. How is a tribal identified?. a tribal sur name carries a totem. Do you know. your totem?.

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Who am I ?


Identity

or Nurture

Does Nature

decide

who you are?


Identity

Lets dissect the question of identity

what it is to be

and not to be

a tribal - an adivasi


Identity

How is a tribal identified?

a tribal surname carries a totem

Do you know

your totem?


Identity

How is a tribe identified?

Do we celebrate our festivals like sarhul,

sohrai, karam, maage, navakhani, etc.,

Festivals

Do we perform our rituals during birth, naming ceremony, marriage, death, etc.,

Rituals

?

:: C u l t u r e ::

Do we know our mother tongue, i.e,mundari, kurukh, kharia, santhli, ho, etc.,

Language

Do we eat or relish jungle food, do we play the tribal musical instruments and participate in the tribal dances

Food

MusicDance


Identity

We are identified by our tribal values.

Tribal culture is the basis of our society.

Society

Culture

Hold on to your culture,

for if your culture dies,

you are a society which nature can’t nurture.


Identity

Language

is the key to people

identity


Identity

So what language do you speak?

Santali

Ho

Mundari

Kharia

Kurukh

Main Linguistic Groups


Identity

If we cant speak our native tongue

We cant pass it on to our children

Our language will slowly vanish


Identity

Our language is dying

Once the language is gone

Our identity will be under

Serious Question


Identity

Our native tongue is gift of God

Our Language is Beautiful

Its not difficult to speak or understand

Lets give it a try

Start using simple words at home

Today


Identity

Ritual

is a specific behaviour of a

society


Identity

So what rituals do you perform?

birth

Phagua

naming

Sarhul

Rites of passage

Growing Seasons

marriage

nawakhani

funeral

sohrai

Main Ceremonial Acts


Identity

If we don’t perform our rituals

We disconnect from our ancestors

Our children’s background is wiped

Our children’s background is wiped


Identity

Our rituals are dying

Once the rituals are gone

Our identity will be under

Serious Question


Identity

Our rituals are gift of Nature

Our Rituals are world class

Its not difficult to follow our rituals

Lets give it a try

Introduce your children to our rituals

Today


Identity

Don’t let

your competing values

erase our traditions


Identity

So, are you a tribal,

an adivasi,

just by the virtue of your caste certificate ?


if I

Identity

I’m a tribal if I -

celebrate my festivals

perform my rituals

speak my native tongue

eat jungle food

enjoy tribal music & dance

by doing so….


Identity

…by doing so,

I belong to a rich community

I preserve a world culture and

I maintain a healthy ecosystem


Identity

Living outside chotanagpurand loosing ones cultureare no barriers to belonging

Remember…

…we are one family


Identity

…we are one family


Identity

…we are bonded

by tribal values

guided

by nature

and governed

by God


Identity

…we are the

children of Nature

People of God


Identity

We are proud of our culture

We are proud to be adivasis

…we are the

Tribals of Chotanagpur


Identity

Return to your roots

Experience

Guide

Collaborate

Join

Meet

Indulge

Help

Convey

Discuss

Celebrate

Involve

Confide

Share


come home to

Tribalzone

www.tribalzone.net


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