Video | World of Warli by Tamarind Tree – Maharashtra

The video is a part of oral history project of Tamarind Tree, a grass root organisation based in Dahanu, Maharashtra, India. The video is a glimpse of the ecologically sound and meaningful lifestyle of Warli Tribe, known for its paintings across the world

Source: World of Warli – YouTube
Address : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiECWsqlnK8&feature=related
Date Visited: Thu Nov 10 2011 19:33:11 GMT+0100 (CET)

Tamarind Tree
Add: 1 Sapote Building
Irani Rd.
Dahanu – 401602
Maharashtra
Tel : 91-2528-260220
Email : michelle@gandhiana.org
Website : http://www.tamarindtree.org

Contact Person : Michelle Chawla
Purpose : Environmental, alternative energy, orals history, tribal art
Aim/Objective/Mission : Tamarind Tree, located in Sogve village Dahanu runs a campaign for social and environmental justice to protect the eco-fragile status of Dahanu. In addition, it works closely with a self help group of tribal artists to develop new methods of marketing and promoting their art. It has also initiated a oral history archival project documenting folklore.

Source: Tamarind Tree, Dahanu
Address : http://www.maharashtra.ngosindia.com/tamarind-tree-dahanu.html
Date Visited: Thu Nov 10 2011 19:42:30 GMT+0100 (CET)

Examples of innate intelligence, even “innovation at its best”: Meetings with a Warli village blacksmith, the tailor, the cattle-rearer, the hunter-gatherer, the farmer, the fisherman, and an expert who treats poison bites – Maharashtra

The Warlis or are an Indian indigenous people, who live mostly in Dahanu and Talasari talukas of the northern Thane district, parts of Nashik and Dhule districts of Maharashtra, Valsad District of Gujarat,[1] and the union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu.[2] They have their own beliefs, life, customs and traditions, which is the part of the Composite Hindu Culture. […]

In her book The Painted World of the Warlis Yashodhara Dalmia claimed that the Warlis carry on a tradition stretching back to 2500 or 3000 BCE. Their mural paintings are similar to those done between 500 and 10,000 BCE in the Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka, in Madhya Pradesh. […]

The Warli culture portrays one of the best examples of man – environment interaction. Their indigenous practices are proof of how the tribals, though illiterate, had the mechanism to preserve the environment.

Source: Warli – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Address : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warli
Date Visited: Thu Nov 10 2011 20:00:07 GMT+0100 (CET)

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