Category Archives: Gadchiroli

“Madia are a Gondi tribe, of Dravidian race, descended from the Abhujmad hills to the plains of Gadchiroli, originally hunter-gatherers and now doing crude rice-farming. They are indigenous people, predominantly oral, largely monolingual, with minimal culture contacts.” – Samiksha Godse-Amte in “Nurturing one’s own tongue” (The Hindu, 3 April 2013)
https://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/nurturing-ones-own-tongue/article4575333.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=16208

“Gadchiroli is situated in the south-eastern part of Maharashtra and is known for its dense forests. The district has seen sporadic violence due to the presence of left-wing extremism, which affects access to official development programmes in some parts.” – Radhika Udas in “Tata-Centre deal to boost development in Gadchiroli” (The Hindu, 10 August 2018)
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/tata-centre-deal-to-boost-development-in-gadchiroli/article24647650.ece

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Shodhganga: a reservoir of Indian theses – https://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in Track any missing detail for Shodhganga search results To trace the source document of any separate chapter listed among the search results hosted on Shodhganga’s server, copy its “handle” number from the search results: … Continue reading

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Wild food festivals & Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN): The world’s most important food movement

Enjoy A Feast in The Forest In Maharashtra | Read the full story and vew more images >> A few summers ago, I visited Vanvadi forest for the first time. I had just met the environmentalist Bharat Mansata, who asked me to … Continue reading

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Hopes for women’s empowerment: An unusual election victory in poverty-ridden Gadchiroli district – Maharashtra

This year, when Bollywood gave us Newton, the dark comedy about India’s democratic system, the tribals of Gadchiroli decided to give themselves a crack at democracy | Read the full story here >> Stuck between the proverbial rock and a hard place, the … Continue reading

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Interacting with the tribals in 39 villages of Gadchiroli district for mutual benefit: Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health – Maharashtra

TOI Social Impact Awards 2015: ‘Search’ light shines on tribal lives | To read the full article, click here >> In 1986, when Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang decided to adopt Gadchiroli as their home and workplace, the district was infamous for … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Madia community – Maharashtra

Documentary filmmaker Nandini Bedi and cultural anthropologist Erik de Maaker made a journey to the area in central India where the Madia live. They visited several villages of Gadchiroli district. – Photos © Erik de Maaker A selection of short … Continue reading

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