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Garden party with the forest people of the Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

By Mari Marcel Thekaekara, New Internationalist, June 1, 2012 After my last blog, lots of people wrote to me saying ‘we wish we could attend your Chembakolli party too’. Well, I wish you could too. So, the next best thing, I thought … Continue reading

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Tip | Tribal culture worldwide: Search newint.org

To read the regular newint.org blog on developments in India by Mari Marcel Thekaekara (e.g. Adivasi culture, environmental issues and women’s rights) and others (i.e. tribal culture worldwide), search here: http://newint.org/themes/society/indigenous-peoples/>> Related posts Democracy Mari Thekaekara (on this website) Misconceptions Modernity Tribal culture worldwide … Continue reading

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Understanding the forest the way city kids understand traffic lights and zebra crossings – ActionAid’s schools team

8 June 2012 13:53 Guest blogger Mari Marcel Thekaekara is a human rights activist and writer based in Gudalur, Tamil Nadu.  She co-founded ACCORD (Action for Community Organisation, Rehabilitation and Development) in 1985 to work with Adivasi people of Chembakolli, Tamil … Continue reading

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Dialogues through dance – Mallika Sarabhai and her troupe in Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

MARI MARCEL THEKAEKARA, The Hindu, 1 May 2010 Universal language: Darpana performs in Gudalur. Photo: Claudia Aufschnaiter – The Hindu As Mallika Sarabhai and her troupe performed for the adivasis in Gudalur, it ignited a spark, of using dance for social change. … Continue reading

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Traditional social structures of Adivasis and the constitutional right to food

Legally entitled to a full stomach Fifty percent of the world’s hungry live in India. But India is a democracy, which gives her citizens a lot of rights – for instance, the constitutional right to food. Based on this right, … Continue reading

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