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Shivaratri celebrations by the Kota community in the Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

View a video and two slideshows taken during Shivaratri, the main annual festival celebtrated by the Kota community Video | Kota women’s dance Video | Kota dance Slideshow | Kota dance and music Slideshow | Kota game More videos, slideshows and background information provided … Continue reading

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Video | Kota women’s dance: Shivaratri celebrations – Nilgiri mountains of South India

As part of Shivaratri celebrations, Kota women perform a traditional dance known as Gummi Attam. Video by Venkatesh Lakshmanan © 2013 taken in Kunda Kotagiri village on the occasion of Shivaratri (19 March 2013). This is the main annual festival celebrated by the Kota community. More >>

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Human Elephant (no) Conflict for members of the Bettakurumba communities in the Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

Tarsh Thekaekara tarshthek.wordpress.com, July 4, 2009 Ramesh is bettakurumba, but not a traditional forest dwelling adivasi by any stretch of imagination. His mother is a health worker, and goes to office every day. He grew up in Gudalur town, likes to … Continue reading

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Iravalla linguistic heritage – Anaimalai mountains of Tamil Nadu and Kerala

DIALECT AREA(S) OF TONDAI MANDALAM Gnanasundaram, V. The Iravallan tribe who live in the Anaimalai mountainous region, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu and adjacent Palakad district, Kerala speak generally 1) an indigenous tribal mother tongue viz Iravalla among themselves, which shares the phonological, … Continue reading

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Video | Dance demonstration by Kota women – Nilgiri mountains of South India

A festival dance demonstration (0:49) by five women of the Kota community aided by recorded playback music. More about the Kota community of the South Indian Nilgiri mountains >> Video © Tribal Cultural Heritage in India Foundation

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