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Wikipedia – list of tribal communities in Kerala

Tribals in Kerala (Adivasis of Kerala) are the indigenous population found in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Most of the tribal people of Kerala live in the forests and mountains of Western Ghats, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. […] Tribals in Kerala are living on … Continue reading

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On equality and sharing: “a truly amazing sight” – Tamil Nadu

By Mari Marcel Thekaekara, The New Internationalist, September 14, 2012 Culture is a tricky thing. How do we define it? Who decides when customs and traditions, even ancient, cherished ones, can be dispensed with? These and many other similar questions have … Continue reading

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Tribals’ day out in Udhagamandalam (Nilgiri) – Tamil Nadu

D. Radhakrishnan, The Hindu, Udhagamandalam, February 14, 2012 Responding to an invitation extended by the local station of the All India Radio and Coimbatore Doordarshan, dance and music troupes of different tribal communities — Todas, Kotas, Paniyas, Irulas, Kurumbas and Kaatunaikers … Continue reading

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Sensitising tribal youth to education: documentary ‘Snehasanthi’ made by tribal youths – Kerala

A 30-minute documentary, ‘Snehasanthi,’ made by a group of tribal youths under the banner of the Kerala Adivasi Students Forum tells the story of why the tribal youth make a ‘retreat’ from education, especially the  Paniya, Adiya and Kattunayakka sections. Though … Continue reading

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Civil society’s support for developmental process – Kerala

Sanal Mohan, Business Line, December 19, 2011 Kerala is widely acclaimed for its achievements in social development as it boasts a near total literacy, comparatively higher life expectancy and land reforms. Even though its per capita income has remained low, this phenomenon … Continue reading

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