“Dhumkudiya—an Adivasi dialogue series” invites papers for its Fourth conference


By: Team Dhumkudiya

It’s an institution among Oraon tribe. Since early days over the evolution of tribes, it became an educational institute, providing opportunity to learn from ancestors – various aspects of life such as – culture, religious, occupational, and above all survival. The parallel institutions are Ghotul (among Koiturs), Giti-Ora (among Santals) and Selnedingo (among Bonda) where, the mode of education is oral. Today, Dhumkudiya is about erasing the demonic representation of tribes/adivasis from history, exposing and enhancing the alternative mode of development which tribes believe as sustainable. Further, survival is one of the most important questions and dhumkudiya is going to provide the stage and address different constituents of tribal life of sustainable development.

If your vision, imagination, and writings fall outside the below given themes, but within the sphere of tribes and their philosophical ideas, ‘Dhumkudiya-2021’ will accept the manuscripts for standard review process.

“Dhumkudiya-2021” invites original research papers/ Ideas on following themes –

(1) Culture and Tradition–

• Compatibility of our traditional way of life with modern lifestyles.
• The practice of customs and traditions in present times.
• Challenges for Language, Literature, Art, Music and Customs.
• Culture Tradition and Reformation.
• Representing ethnographic study of a tribal community

(2) Constitutional Rights and Autonomy
• Constitutions and Human Rights.
• Democracy and law among tribes.
• Customary Law and Constitutions.
• Local, National and international rights

(3) Tribal Society in the Age of Globalization
• Tribes in a Globalizing World.
• Need of the Institutions among Tribe.
• Tribal Society and Social evils such as – witchcraft, dowry, crime and corruption.
• Democracy and Mass Politics among Tribes in globalizing world.
• Sense of Collectivism and Socialistic Pattern of Society.

(4) Education and Health
• Education and Health among Tribes.
• Traditional Education Institutes vs. Modern Educational Institutions.
• Education and Socio-economic Status of Tribes.
• Role of Tribal Intellectual in the Society

(5) Tribes as History Makers
• Megaliths among Tribes.
• Importance of Writing History.
• Importance of making history.

(6) Gender Equality
• Bigger questions of gender Equality and Tribes.
• Addressing gender related Crime among Tribes.

(7) Food and Livelihood
• Traditional Food vs. Fast Food
• Traditional food items, nutrition, and health
• Seed preservation
• Forest Product, Market and Management

(8) Education and Economic Development
• Sustainable Development and Tribes.
• Capital among Tribes.

(9) Art and Literature
• Tribal language and script
• The evolution of script
• Tribal Literature and its history.
• Literature and Music, folk Song and oratory.
• Media, films and narratives.
• Martial arts among tribal.
• Differ art forms of tribal.
• Visual art, instrumental, metallurgical, clay, clothing, jewellery designs.

(10) Tribes in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
• Tribes and Technology.
• Sustainable Technology and Tribes.

(11) Tribes and Environment.
• Nature as Livelihood for Tribes.
• Natural Resources and tribes.
• Climate change and its challenges and tribes.

(12) Agriculture and Industry among Tribes
• Agriculture as Industry.
• Traditional Agriculture livelihood.

(13) Land, Water and Forest Resources
• Management of Forest Resources.
• Water Crisis water resources.
• Land and other Natural Resources.
• Rights related to land, water, forest and minerals and tribe.

(14) Tribal Medicine and Healing Mechanism
• Addressing health through the traditional ethno-tribal Medicine.
• Traditional vs. Modern Healing Mechanism.
• Music and Healing.
• Shamanism and healing.
• Spirituality and healing among tribes.

(15) Folklore and Folktales
• Traditional vs. Moderns Storytelling.
• Fiction vs. Non-fiction.
• Influence of media on folklore, folk dance.
• Representation of folklores in researches.

(16) Economy and Entrepreneurship
• Entrepreneurship among tribal.
• Economy and Mass Migration.
• Eviction from Land and Trafficking.


You can send your original manuscripts written in any tribal language (along with translated in English/ Hindi) at — dhumkudiyaa@gmail.com.

The important dates are

The last date for sending Abstract is: 30/09/2021
Decision of the Acceptance of Abstract: 05/10/2021
The last date for sending full paper is: 26/11/2021

Note: Generally, the programme of “Dhumkudiya (Dhumkudiya-2021)” happens on 24-25 every year, but in the wake of COVID-19, whole December 2021 can be used for the virtual


Editorial Team of Adivasi Resurgence.

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