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“Kocharethi calls upon us to ethically engage with it, to question our complicity” – First novel by an Adivasi in Kerala

To read the full book review, click here >> Narayan, Kerala’s first tribal novelist, avoids romanticising his milieu. Kocharethi is about the hidden poetry of marginal lives… The temptation to exoticise cultures that have not been commodified yet must be … Continue reading

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“Economic and social development are interrelated”: Make Kerala’s globally acclaimed system truly inclusive for its Scheduled Tribes

K.S. Madhavan on Kerala’s concept of public education | To read the full article in the Times of India, click here >> […] The concept of public education is based on the objective of inclusiveness. What are the consequences of … Continue reading

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Scheduled Tribes – Kerala

Tribals in Kerala (known in Malayalam as the Adivasis) are the tribal population found in the Indian state of Kerala. Most of the tribals of Kerala live in the forests and mountains of Western Ghats, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. … Continue reading

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Two novels on West Ghat tribal cultural heritage: Changing perceptions of land and its ownership – Kerala & Tamil Nadu

Two novels that capture local history in English translationEach novel is written from a different angle, yet both chronicle the lives of people attached to their land and customs while facing the pressures imposed by mainstream society: one by male Malayalam writer ‘Narayan’ who … Continue reading

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Books that provide insight into tribal literature: Glimpses of a different world that “dissolve the borders that divide us”

Voices Unheard: Tribal Literature from India to Read Now Pooja Shankar, Words Without Borders, March 29, 2017 | Read the full article with more details of the books discussed >> India is rich with a diversity of religions, arts, customs, … Continue reading

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