Tag Archives: Malayarayar

“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 by Pramod K. Nayar, 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 … Continue reading

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

Useful and enjoyable reading for anyone planning to visit the West Ghats (or having been there before): two novels that capture local history in English translation; each chronicling the lives of people attached to their land and customs while facing the pressures imposed by India’s … Continue reading

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Tip | Stories well told and images worth viewing: India’s tribal customs portrayed on fountainink.in

To read this and other stories, and also to view more photographs, click here >> Murali Maash went to the remote forests of Edamalakkudy as a teacher. He’s still there today, a living legend among the Muthuvan tribals. […] A cluster of 28 tribal … Continue reading

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