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

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 … Continue reading

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Toda cultural heritage and education: Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

A visit to the Toda hamlet known as Taranadmund near Ooty makes it clear that for the Toda community, cultural heritage is part of everyday life and worship. The local economy continues to involve buffalo rearing. As the Tamil Nadu … Continue reading

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eBook | The Food Book of four communities in the Nilgiri mountains: Gudalur Valley – Tamil Nadu

https://archive.org/details/food-book-gudalur-valley Alternative viewing: Slideshow | The Food Book of four communities in the Nilgiri mountains: Gudalur Valley – Tamil Nadu >> The Food Book of the Bettakurumbas, Paniyas, Mullakurumbas and Kattunayakans of the Gudalur Valley – Tamil Nadu Art credit: … Continue reading

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Slideshow | The Food Book of four communities in the Nilgiri mountains: Gudalur Valley: Here we “realise how sensitive tribals are towards environment and nature” – Tamil Nadu

Source: Research team (Sayantani Satpathi, Shambhavi Singh & Subhodeep Basu) in “Revisiting the Forest Rights Act: Status of Implementation with respect to Land Tenures and Collection of Minor Forest Produce), Bharat Rural Livelihoods Foundation (New Delhi, 12 July 2019), p. … Continue reading

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Celebrate International Mountain Day 2020 (11 December) with your community and friends preparing an event or joining the conversation on social media using the hashtag #MountainsMatter – United Nations

Did you know? Mountains host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and 30% of all Key Biodiversity Areas.” Of the 20 plant species that supply 80% of the world’s food, six originated and have been diversified in mountains: maize, … Continue reading

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