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Knowing their rights and making it known: The four indigenous communities in the Gudalur valley of the Nilgiris – Tamil Nadu

The Gudalur valley in the Nilgiris is home to four distinct indigenous communities – Paniyas, Kattunayakans, Mullukurumbas and Bettakurumbas. Learn more: https://cultureandconservation.wordpress.com/test/ >> On 15th December, 2014, members from 31 Tribal Gram Sabhas of the Gudalur and Pandalur Taluks organized … Continue reading

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Wildlife and changing lifestyles in the “biodiversity hotspots” of the Nilgiri hills (Western Ghats) – Tamil Nadu and Kerala

Tarsh Thekaekara,  New Delhi, Sun Jul 15 2012 I grew up in a small town on the border of Tamil Nadu and Kerala, cradled in the Nilgiri hills. I now work as a conservationist in the same area. Gudalur sits … Continue reading

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Tip | Understanding India’s legislation known as Forest Rights Act and its relevance for tribal communities

Rajshree Chandra, The Indian Express, March 17, 2018 | Read the full article >> The FRA was enacted in 2006 with the aim of protecting the claims of tribal communities over tracts of land or forests they have inhabited and cultivated … Continue reading

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Audio & eBook | Kota music and “signs of indigeneity” in the Nilgiri Hills – Tamil Nadu

Listen to “Konjenetre bommeyetre mānte nōṭē” and other beautiful songs of the Kota community (with detailed explanations) on Kota God Song >> Richard K. Wolf (Harvard University) and Frank Heidemann (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) | Read the full introduction … Continue reading

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Exercising one’s forest rights by employing GPS technology: New insights gained by tribal communities of the Nilgiris during an exposure trip to Odisha

Report and photos courtesy Shruti Agarwal © 2015 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Orissa has many success stories where formal recognition of rights, both individual and community, have been done to a great … Continue reading

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