Category Archives: Southern region

Towards self-dependence: Culture and development-oriented research of indigenous crops – Telangana

The Hindu, 29 June 2017 “Mallapur was an excellent case study as people here had achieved self-dependence so far as food is concerned through cultivation of indigenous crops,” Ms. Vemula, whose husband worked in Adilabad as Agriculture Officer, disclosed as … Continue reading

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A school that successfully incorporates “the forests and the Adivasi way of life”: Vidyodaya at Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

The forest in Shanthi Teacher’s classroom Priti David, Ruralindiaonline.org May 23, 2018 | To read the full story or view a slideshow, click here >> The forest enters the classroom at Vidyodaya School, Gudalur, when ‘Shanthi Teacher’ starts the mathematics … Continue reading

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Giving Irula healing practices a place in modern medicine: A new source of livelihood for “one among the six oldest Adivasi tribes” – Puducherry & Tamil Nadu

The term Irula means being capable of finding one’s path in dark forests, according to an Irula myth | Read the full report in the Times of India here >> Born in nature’s lap, Irulas share a symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth. They … Continue reading

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The Shola Sky Islands in the Western Ghats: Recommendations for conservation and restoration of grasslands – Tamil Nadu

Not seeing the grass for the trees: Timber plantations and agriculture shrink tropical montane grassland by two-thirds over four decades in the Palani Hills, a Western Ghats Sky Island  PLoS One. 2018; 13(1): e0190003. Published online 2018 Jan 10. doi:  … Continue reading

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The Kurumbar community: Discoveries in South Indian history – Tamil Nadu

 References to the region go back to tribal Kurumbars in the 1st century AD – Tamil Nadu The tribe divided the region into 24 districts and built several forts. Historian Prof K V Raman says, “Places like Mylapore, Triplicane, … Continue reading

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