Category Archives: Wayanad

“Tribals in Kerala are living on the hill ranges, mainly on the Western Ghat, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. […] Wayanad has the highest number.” – “Tribals in Kerala” KIRTADS (Kerala institute for Research Training & Development studies of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes)
https://kirtads.kerala.gov.in/tribals-in-kerala/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20362

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Film review of “Have you seen the Arana?”: Award winning documentary feature on Wayanad’s treasure trove of flora and fauna – Kerala

Online viewing: Trailer and more information >> Bikas Mishra writes about Sunanda Bhat’s documentary feature which won the John Abraham Award recently | Read the entire review here >> The Adiya people of Wayanad believe that their goddess has turned into the  lizard Arana. … Continue reading

Posted in Eco tourism, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Film, Health and nutrition, Media portrayal, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Quotes, Revival of traditions, Storytelling, Success story, Trees, Wayanad | Tagged | Comments Off on Film review of “Have you seen the Arana?”: Award winning documentary feature on Wayanad’s treasure trove of flora and fauna – Kerala

Dial the Jackfruit Van: Uravu team ‘unlocking’ the jackfruit power – Kerala

National jackfruit fete to unveil a veritable treat At a time when much is being said about food security, a widely-available fruit that is nutritious and most parts of which can be put to good use in the kitchen, is … Continue reading

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Kanavu alternative school and commune in Wayanad – Kerala

Wayanad song © Kanavu music group founded by K.J. BabyTravel photographs of Wayanad region and Kanavu centre © Ludwig Pesch Kanavu is an alternative school/commune in Cheengode in Nadavayal village, Wayanad district, Kerala, India, set up by writer, activist and … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi / Adibasi, Audio resources - external, Childhood, Community facilities, Education and literacy, Games and leisure time, Music and dance, Organizations, Photos and slideshows, Quotes, Revival of traditions, Seasons and festivals, Southern region – Southern Zonal Council, Wayanad | Comments Off on Kanavu alternative school and commune in Wayanad – Kerala

“Bringing school dropouts back to the world of letters”: Thalir Trust, a school founded by three tribal youths – Kerala

The backyard school of Thalir, a trust formed by three tribal youths at Nadavayal in the district, has set an example in bringing school dropouts back to the world of letters without receiving any financial assistance from the government. Each … Continue reading

Posted in Adivasi / Adibasi, Childhood, Community facilities, Crafts and visual arts, Economy and development, Education and literacy, Languages and linguistic heritage, Names and communities, Networking, Organizations, Photos and slideshows, Press snippets, Southern region – Southern Zonal Council, Wayanad, Western Ghats – Tribal heritage and ecology | Comments Off on “Bringing school dropouts back to the world of letters”: Thalir Trust, a school founded by three tribal youths – Kerala

Tribal voices worth listening to: On culture, land rights, employment, education and indigenous languages – Andaman, Kerala & Odisha

“Unless we affirm our culture and right and language, we won’t live. Our colour is good, our language is good, our art is good, our way of living is good. If we can respect your religion and your practices, why … Continue reading

Posted in Assimilation, Childhood, Commentary, Community facilities, Crafts and visual arts, Cultural heritage, De- and re-tribalisation, Democracy, Dress and ornaments, Ecology and environment, Economy and development, Education and literacy, History, Languages and linguistic heritage, Misconceptions, Modernity, Names and communities, Nature and wildlife, Networking, Organizations, Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG), Photos and slideshows, Quotes, Regions of India – Tribal heritage & indigenous knowledge, Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Southern region – Southern Zonal Council, Storytelling, Success story, Tribal identity, Wayanad, Western Ghats – Tribal heritage and ecology, Worship and rituals | Tagged , | Comments Off on Tribal voices worth listening to: On culture, land rights, employment, education and indigenous languages – Andaman, Kerala & Odisha