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india travel shot: pithora painting, the art of ritual in tribal madhya pradesh

I came across this fantastical painting in the Tribal Museum at Bhopal. It would be easy to mistake it for art. But it is not. It is instead a ritual practiced by the Rathva Adivasis in Madhya Pradesh. 183 more words

Exploring India

Adivasis celebrate Women's Day

Though it was the first time that women from ethnic tribes of erstwhile undivided Adilabad district were attending International Women’s Day celebrations, they did not look out of place. 51 more words


INDIA: Jarawa People And Their Way Of Life

The Jarawas are an indigenous people of the Andaman Islands in India.

They live in parts of South Andaman and Middle Andaman Islands, and their present numbers are estimated at between 250–400 individuals. 2,797 more words


The feeling of powerlessness, of disenfranchisement, is crushing. And it was the exact feeling that was plain and clear on the face of Madhu, a 27-year-old tribal man in Kerala, moments before he was lynched to death by a remorseless mob allegedly after stealing small amounts of rice from a store. 527 more words



Last week I visited nine or ten school children. The school was in the middle of a Adivasi village. The children sat on the dry grass and dust, and the headmaster on a red plastic chair. 462 more words

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Kerala - God’s own lynch country ???

A shameful day for Kerala and Keralites at home and all around the world. The brutal mob killing of an innocent tribal man just illustrates three things; 69 more words