Tag Archives: Kaani (Kani)

Ethnomedicinal plants to cure skin diseases, poison bites, wounds and rheumatism: Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in the Tirunelveli hills (Kanyakumari) – Tamil Nadu

J Ethnopharmacol. 2005 Nov 14;102 (2):246-55 16054791  Rec:1 Cit:8 Traditional knowledge of Kani tribals in Kouthalai of Tirunelveli hills, Tamil Nadu, India.[My paper] M Ayyanar, S Ignacimuthu Entomology Research Institute, Loyola College, Chennai 600034, India. An ethnobotanical survey was carried out … Continue reading

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“When your neighbour is a tiger”: A healthy ecosystem involves tribal communities as tigers thrive in areas inhabited by people – World Tiger Day 2020

Picture a world where tigers are a distant memory. Majestic beasts of old legends and fairytales, that later generations will never get to witness. With development projects encroaching deeper into their natural habitats, this scenario is not too far from … Continue reading

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Members of the Kani tribe “guardian angels” of the Karamana river (Western Ghats) – Kerala

Achuthsankar S. Nair | To read the full story, click here >> Unlike city residents who pollute the water, tribal communities upstream revere the river History is often the story of kings, ministers, chieftains and landlords. The story of ordinary … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Food producers turned consumers – Western Ghats

The impact of COVID 19 is such that the indigenous people – once “food producers” in their own right – have become “food consumers”. Due to falling food production they are now wholly dependant on food items in markets. The … Continue reading

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Food culture of Kani tribe in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

We thank you for your benevolence and charitable disposition towards the tribal people, that by your support our volunteers were able to reach Kalaparai and other places which are usually unreachable places situated at the peak beyond the Pechiparai dam, … Continue reading

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