Hi Rai, Saumalini, and Arjana,
Greetings from Puri, and I hope when you read this to already be back in Bhubaneswar and leave later today, Monday, at 21:25 for Chennai.
Very nice to talk with you and thanks for your very nice introduction to the exhibition rooms in the beautiful 'Museum of Tribal Arts and Artefacts' in Bhubaneswar. I enjoyed your museum's exhibits, its beauty, as well as its multimedia.
What are the 6 languages of the six tribal communities you are interested in, Arjana? What is the language of the people, the Santal (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santhal_people), your interested in Rai, again? And which people and language(s) are you interested in Saumalini?
Would you all like to co-begin a MIT OCW-centric university in some of these languages and in Hindi and or Uriya, or a school in the Munda languages? (Here is the Languages' page at WUaS with plans for schools or universities in all 7,105 - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Languages - and WUaS would like to become the Harvard / MIT / Cambridge / Oxford of the Internet, and eventually begin to HIRE in conjunction with local communities / governments / schools around the world)? Here are the Anthropology courses at free, open MIT Open Course Ware - http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/anthropology/. And here's the Anthropology wiki subject page's links at World University and School - http://worlduniversity.wikia.com/wiki/Anthropology#World_University_and_School_Links - with many MIT courses, as well as links to Ethnomusicology, etc.
You'll find here are some of my social networking sites - http://www.scottmacleod.com/ - as well as other things I'm working on anthropologically and World University and School-wise. Please add me, and I'll do the same. Do you have an academia.edu page like this - https://worlduniversityandschool.academia.edu/ScottMacLeod - would you like to join WUaS's at academia.edu?
You are all becoming unique experts on these peoples and languages in Odisha, India - which is fascinating!
And lastly - in what is becoming a long email - here's information for applying to online, free, MIT OCW-centric World University and School to matriculate this autumn - http://worlduniversityandschool.blogspot.in/2013/11/applying-to-world-university-and-school.html - for friends who might be in interested - first in the English language, and then later in other languages. Free and MIT will be compelling.
Let's make an extra effort to stay in communication, and please let me know how your Ph.D. dissertations develop! And please let me know you received this email, if you could.
With very best wishes, and Namaste,
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
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