"We want to live life with more, but it would mean giving up on a gift our ancestors gave us."
To ensure the health of the community in its wider meaning you have to work on farming, watershed management, artisans ...
Forests inhabited by Adivasis are some of the best conserved in the subcontinent ... and ‘indigenous knowledge’ is invaluable.
A song that is an ultimatum to the authorities that the community will protect what is rightfully theirs
Shanthi Kunjan, an Adivasi and degree-holder, is a primary school teacher. She wants education for tribal students to be relevant and accessible
The values these people espouse are linked to the fact that their sacred homeland is now at the heart of India’s very first biosphere reserve.
The Patua painters also sing Pater Gaans which may relate to mythology and tribal rituals or to issues like preventing spread of HIV/AIDS.
Shantibai and Rajkumar’s works are testimonies to the plight of a people caught in a crossfire.
"Rikhiyaasan Rath" brings the ancestral past of the Rikhiyaasan (Musahar) community into the forefront. Created by girls of the community.