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

“Wayanad is quite rich in species that are important for food security, which, over the years, have fallen into disuse due to a multitude of reasons. Wayanad is also well-known for a high degree of endemism and species richness of the flora which is also at great stress. The landscape of Wayanad is an interspersing of valleys and hills with forests, coffee and tea plantations, paddy fields, vegetables and other crops.” – “Biodiversity-Wayanad”, MSSRF (M S Swaminathan Research Foundation)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=15198

“Unscrupulous, aggressive utilisation of resources for mass-production of a few staples and monocropping has led to long-term impact on the environment and farmers,” explained Shakeela V, Director, MSSRF Community Agrobiodiversity Centre in Wayanad in Kerala. Over the decades, Wayanad, also in the Western Ghats, has seen intensive production of rubber, pepper, tea and rice. Shakeela trains small farmers to use traditional agrobiodiversity knowledge and sustainable farming and has overseen the conservation of over 1,000 species of crops, trees and wild plants found in Wayanad.” – Shakeela V (Director, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation MSSRF Community Agrobiodiversity Centre, Wayanad, quoted in “Kerala’s attempt to revive traditional farm practices puts tribal women at the forefront” by Mahima Jain (Scroll.in, 19 April 2020)
https://scroll.in/article/959378/keralas-attempt-to-revive-traditional-farm-practices-puts-tribal-women-at-the-forefront
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20778

“Set in Wayanad, in South India, [the award-winning documentary film] ‘Have you seen the arana?’ is a journey through a rich and bio-diverse region that is witnessing drastic transformation in the name of ‘development’” – Sunanda Bhat (Songline Films)
www.songlinefilms.com
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=12941

“Let’s get active, not anxious!” – World Environment Day 2021

REIMAGINE. RECREATE. RESTORE.This is our moment.We cannot turn back time. But we can grow trees, green our cities, rewild our gardens, change our diets and clean up rivers and coasts. We are the generation that can make peace with nature.Let’s … Continue reading

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Ecological References in the Folksongs of the Kurichiyan Tribe of Wayanad – Kerala

Ecological References in the Folksongs of theKurichiyan Tribe of Kerala by Bindu Ramachandran Abstract: This article is on the folksongs of the Kurichiyans, one of many settled agricultural tribes of the Wayanad district of Kerala. Their culture is enriched by a number … Continue reading

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Future in the making – Kanavu Kerala Culture Club

‘Kanavu’ means ‘dream‘. It is exactly a dream, an initiative of the alternative educational vision of K. J. Baby and his like-minded friends. The inception of the idea can be traced back to Maveli Manatram (1991), Baby‘s novel that was … Continue reading

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Interview on the award winning documentary “Have You Seen The Arana?”: A sojourn that takes you through the crests, troughs and flats of Wayanad – Kerala

Though Ningal Aranaye Kando has a bleak premise, filmmaker Sunanda Bhat injects it with the lightness of everyday occurrences, simple slice-of-life moments and hope for the future, finds Catherine Rhea Roy. […] It is a woman’s disquiet over the disappearance … Continue reading

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“Historical experiences of land encroachment, acquisition of forest land by the Government and tribal displacement”: Group inequality, development status & the position of women – Kerala

In the matter of poverty, group inequality is still a matter of concern for Kerala as we see in the following chapter: Absolute deprivation continues to be largely concentrated among the marginalised communities, such as the tribals (adivasi) and fishing … Continue reading

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