Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival to Adivasis: “the most civilised people” – Mahasweta Devi

The Hindu, HYDERABAD, October 2, 2012

Renowned writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi termed Adivasis as “the most civilised people” to whom Indian forests, rivers and mountains owe their survival.

She praised their egalitarian social structure where nobody is greater than anybody, and where social evils such as dowry do not exist.

Addressing students at the University of Hyderabad here on Monday, she attributed whatever natural balance left to survive in India to the presence of Adivasis. […]

She also reminisced her days in Shantinikethan, and how she embarked on her first work ‘Jhansir Rani’. […]

The interactive session was organised by the Centre for Dalit and Adivasi Studies and Translation, University of Hyderabad.

Source: The Hindu : Cities / Hyderabad : ‘Adivasis most civilised people’
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Date Visited: Tue Nov 13 2012 18:40:29 GMT+0100 (CET)

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