Contributors

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Boro Baski

Boro Baski

borobaski@gmail.com

last contributed to D+C in sprin of 2021. He works for the community-based organisation Ghosaldanga Adibasi Seva Sangha in West Bengal. The NGO is supported by the German NGO Freundeskreis Ghosaldanga und Bishnubati. He was the first person from his village to go to college as well as the first to earn a PhD (in social work).  

All articles of Boro Baski

Covid-19

Fear and anguish added to pandemic pain in India

An Indian Covid-19 survivor shares his experience

Minorities

The pros and cons of the Ol-chiki script

Why a special alphabet for a minority’s language is controversial in India

Minorities

An Indian Adivasi community is divided by scripts

Santal development is hindered by too many options to write in Santali

Ethnic minority

Safe so far

Though India is badly affected by Covid-19, two Adivasi villages in West Bengal have not suffered infections yet

Rural life

Lost in translation

Missionaries have contributed to disrupting Adivasi traditions, but helped to save heritage as well

Rural life

Saving our heritage

Protection of Adivasi culture and traditions helps members of India’s tribal communities to cope with change

Primary schools

India is facing huge challenges

India’s rural primary schools still have room for improvement

Education

Setting the right example

In India, non-formal schools perform well, especially among those least likely to get a good education

Herding

Traditional education

Why herding matters so much in the culture of the Santals, an Indian Adivasi tribe

South Asia

Huge challenges

As the limits of the Green Revolution are becoming ever more obvious, Indian agriculture faces huge challenges

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