Dr Ilse Köhler-Rollefson
India is at the eastern end of the distribution range of the one-humped camel (Camelus Dromedarius). As they have adapted to dry environments, camels do not thrive further east than the Aravalli Hills. Thus, their distribution in India is restricted to Rajasthan (where about 80 per cent of the…
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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…
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 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…
Mridu Moucham Bora is an artist who hails from a place called Dhing in Assam. He has been working in the area of manuscript painting in Assam for more than a decade and has a great deal of practical knowledge in this field of work. In this interview, he speaks about his journey so far as a…