P14
Circulation of cultural tropes in indigenous Adivasi India

Convenors:
Lidia Guzy (National University of Ireland)
Uwe Skoda (Aarhus University)
Location:
Jakobi 2, 336
Start time:
2 July, 2013 at 10:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

The panel seeks to explore various aesthetic and cultural expressions - such as local narratives, performing arts, musical traditions or religious beliefs - in terms of cultural continuum and circulation of cultural tropes between indigenous, tribal Adivasi communities and pan-Indian traditions.

Long abstract:

The indigenous peoples (Adivasi) of India constitute around 10 % or even more of the Indian population (1,21 billion). Given the fact that India has the largest indigenous population in the world, more than six hundred socio-culturally autochthonous Austro-Asiatic and Dravidian language and kinship groups have on the one hand successfully retained their particular indigenous worldviews on the other hand have successfully coexisted within larger hegemonic trans-regional South Asian traditions. The panel seeks to explore various aesthetic and cultural expressions - such as local narratives, performing arts, musical traditions or religious beliefs - in terms of cultural continuum and circulation of cultural tropes between indigenous, tribal Adivasi communities and pan-Indian traditions. Papers addressing various aspects of aesthetic and creative expressions of cultural circulation between Indian Adivasi communities and trans-regional south Asian cultures are invited to participate.