Convergence of Digital Media with the Traditional Folk Media in Assam: A Qualitative Analysis

The study stresses on the convergence of digital media with the traditional folk media in Assam (a state of India), and tries to shade some practical lights on the effects of digital media into the field of folk media. The research methodology used in this study is qualitative in nature; […]

Cultural Heritage Preservation of Traditional Indian Art through Virtual New-Media

Traditional art and craft, practiced by various craft-guilds in the country are the evidence of Indian cultural heritage. Though the narratives depicted in the form of painted façade or scroll-paintings are the genesis of traditional Indian visual language, the scarcity of public awareness and seclusion from the mass is becoming […]

Santali online talking dictionary

As of 9/24/14, there are 413 entries, 413 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Santali community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All rights reserved. Do not distribute or reproduce without permission. how to cite: 2013. Anderson, Gregory D.S. and […]

Kharia Online Talking Dictionary

As of 9/24/14, there are 445 entries, 445 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © K. David Harrison and Gregory D. S. Anderson. (2010-2012). All rights reserved. Do not distribute or reproduce without permission. Interface and database design under the direction of Jeremy Fahringer and Swarthmore College ITS.

Kera Mundari Online Talking Dictionary

As of 9/15/14, there are 446 entries, 446 audio files, and 0 images. All content copyright © Kera Mundari community. (2013) Dictionary produced by Gregory D. S. Anderson and K. David Harrison. (2013). All rights reserved. Do not distribute or reproduce without permission. how to cite: 2013. Anderson, Gregory D.S. […]

Enduring Cultures – A Socio Cultural Toolkit

In the mad rush of modernization and the blind aping of Western manners, the East Indians (Roman Catholic ethnic group from the west coast of India) are slowly but steadily losing count of some of their most cherished customs and conventions, and are at the risk of being lost forever. […]

Development Matters 2007-2010

Development Matters, a monthly development update from the DHAN Collective that was published between 2007 and 2010, provides readers with a glimpse of the progress made through various programmes and themes of the DHAN Collective throughout India. Each issue features highlights such as voices from the grassroots level, community in […]

Managing Identities and Diversities in the Age of Internet and Virtual Networks

A Case Study of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin In the current age of the internet and knowledge networking it has become possible for communities to consolidate themselves through virtual networks cutting across geographical borders and reaching out seamlessly to their diasporic identities spread out globally. While […]

Traditional knowledge and the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library: Digital quandaries and other concerns

This article explores issues related to the digitization of traditional knowledge. Using the example of the Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL) in India, it (1) explores the interfaces between the TKDL and the digital, (2) problematizes the relationship between the TKDL, power and digital knowledge, (3) raises issues around traditional […]

Traditional Knowledge Digital Library (TKDL)

Since time immemorial, India has possessed a rich traditional knowledge of ways and means practiced to treat diseases afflicting people. This knowledge has generally been passed down by word of mouth from generation to generation. A part of this knowledge has been described in ancient classical and other literature, often […]