Category: "Andaman & Nicobar societies"


Primitive Racism: Reuters about "the world's most primitive tribes"

(via ethno::log) Looking for another example of everyday racism? Read reuters story about "the worlds most primitive people": Members of one of the world's most primitive and isolated tribes have killed two fishermen who strayed on to their island in… more »


Our obsession with the notion of the primitive society

Quite regularily, newspapers report about so called "primitive peoples". The newest example is the Reuters-story "Hunter-gatherers face extinction on Andaman island" where we read "how primitive tribesmen came out of the jungle armed with bows, arrows an… more »


"Stone Age Tribes", tsunami and racist evolutionism

The belief that the so-called Western civilisation represents the final goal of human evolution, the idea that we're on the top of the evolution is still alive - both among journalists and anthropologists as the coverage of the tsunami disaster has shown… more »


BBC: Tsunami "folklore" saved islanders

BBC Traditional knowledge handed down from generation to generation helped to save ancient tribes on India's Andaman and Nicobar Islands from the worst of the tsunami, anthropologists say. Samir Acharya, convenor of the Society for Andaman and Nicobar… more »


Ten Little Niggers: Tsunami, tribal circus and racism

Kai Friese, Outlook India Yes, anthropology is alive and well, in the islands and it’s having a field day in the news. The Indian Express on Sunday gave us a double-page spread (slugged ‘Black and White’) with a field guide to "the tribes and their su… more »


- The Great Andamanese did not sense the arrival of the tsunamis / ap PORT BLAIR, India (AP) The last few dozen remaining members of an ancient indigenous tribe in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands said they raced up a mountain to escape a devastating tsunami - and avoid extinction. "I am the king. They f… more »


Reading Winds, Waves Help Indian Islanders

Guardian / ap Government officials and anthropologists believe that ancient knowledge of the movement of wind, sea and birds may have saved the five indigenous tribes on the Indian archipelago of Andaman and Nicobar islands from the tsunami that hit t… more »

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