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Encouraging centuries-old life-skills of Irulas: Eking out a living outside forests – Tamil Nadu

Janaki Lenin’s book [My Husband and Other Animals], a compilation of her popular column in The Hindu MetroPlus, offers insights into her husband Rom Whitaker’s fascination for animals, particularly snakes When he came to Madras, Rom was introduced to the … Continue reading

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Irula snake-catchers providing venom for producing antivenom – Tamil Nadu

Romulus Whitaker, The Hindu, June 30, 2012 India has one of the highest rates of death from snakebite in the world. There are four species of snakes (of the nearly 300 different species in India) primarily responsible for deaths. The “Big … Continue reading

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Irula snake catchers’ role in pest control and producing anti-venom serum – Tamil Nadu

Snake catchers always work in a group. Photo: M. Karunakaran courtesy: The Hindu P. OPPILI, The Hindu, CHENNAI, September 6, 2009 Armed with a crowbar, a sabre and a cotton bag, the group sets out at 5.30 a.m. from Vadanemmeli on East … Continue reading

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