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Supriya Sehgal
  Interviewer: What is your name?   Gurumayee Remevati: Remiya. Remevati. My village is Erandwala.   I: What you write your name as? Remevati Bagel? (To understand if she identifies herself as a tribal)   GR: No, Remevati Nag.   I: So are you a Dhurva?   GR: No, I’m a Kalar. (Kalars identify…
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  Chhattisgarh   Carved out of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000, the state of Chhattisgarh is one of the oldest tribal enclaves of India. Etymology suggests that Chhattisgarh’s name can be traced back to its lineage of 36 feudal territories or forts that do not exist in the same form now.   The…
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The Bastar region in southern Chhattisgarh is one of the oldest tribal enclaves of India, that still boasts of antiquated rituals and lifestyle. Inhabited by close to 40 tribal communities, it is one of the last bastions of traditional ways of living in the country. While ancient culture and…
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