Astronomy of Some Indian Tribes

  • Ganesh Halkare
  • Mayank Vahia
  • Wayne Orchiston
Conference paper
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 54)


Some Indian tribes are known to have lived isolated lives over many millennia and developed their own perspectives on astronomy. Here we report the study of four Indian tribes from central India, namely the Gonds, Banjaras, Kolams and Korku. We show that the broad philosophy of their approach to astronomy was similar but the details of their perception vary significantly.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ganesh Halkare
    • 1
  • Mayank Vahia
    • 2
  • Wayne Orchiston
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Amateur AnthropologistAmravatiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Astronomy & AstrophysicsTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiIndia
  3. 3.National Astronomical Research Institute of ThailandChiang MaiThailand
  4. 4.Centre for AstrophysicsUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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