Study of Religions Departmental Seminar Series

Mutual UCC-IGRMS-IGNTU- winter school at the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak, January 8th to 12th, 2018

Endangered Cultures and Sustainability with special reference to Tribal and Folk communities in India




the Indira Gandhi National Tribal University  (IGNTU)

Co-organised by

Prof Dr Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Director of the Indira Gandhi Manav Sangrahalaya (Museum of Mankind), Bhopal, India  

Ranju Hasini Sahoo, Departments of Sociology and Social Anthropology, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Amarkantak, Madhya Pradesh, India

Dr hab Lidia Guzy, Marginalised and Endangered Worldviews Study Centre & India Study Centre Cork, University College Cork, National University of Ireland.


The Idea

The topic and focus of the winter school is the study of forms of sustainable livelihoods and cultural resilience among tribal/ indigenous/folk people of India and beyond. The winter school seeks local models for a bio-cultural and ecological sustainability, vital for a viability of urban and non-urban livelihoods of contemporary modernity.

Particular focus will be drawn at the situation of tribal communities/indigenous/folk people of India however case studies from a comparative, global perspective on indigenous or folk studies are welcome.


Two bursaries (flight and visa costs) covered, host institution will cover accommodation) available for Study of Religions postgraduates !!! Please apply with a 500 word statement outlining your interest in the winter school and your previous exposure to indigenous studies. Due date for application is 15th October 2018. Please send application to Lidia Guzy: and James Kapalo:

Study of Religions Department

Staidéar Reiligiún

Room 2.22, T12 ND89