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Audio | Manasamangal song cycle of the snake goddess, Manasa: A tribal goddess appropriated into the Hindu pantheon: The Travelling Archive – West Bengal & Bangladesh

To listen to the recordings, search for “Manasamangal” and click the play button beneath “Listen to a song from this session” on the Travelling Archive website >> Also visit the Travelling Archive website for a larger map and to view more images. The four recordings … Continue reading

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Irula snake-catchers providing venom for producing antivenom – Tamil Nadu

Romulus Whitaker, The Hindu, June 30, 2012 India has one of the highest rates of death from snakebite in the world. There are four species of snakes (of the nearly 300 different species in India) primarily responsible for deaths. The “Big … Continue reading

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Irula snake catchers’ role in pest control and producing anti-venom serum – Tamil Nadu

Snake catchers always work in a group. Photo: M. Karunakaran courtesy: The Hindu P. OPPILI, The Hindu, CHENNAI, September 6, 2009 Armed with a crowbar, a sabre and a cotton bag, the group sets out at 5.30 a.m. from Vadanemmeli on East … Continue reading

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Sacred groves foster a sense of togetherness and harmony: Protecting nature in and beyond India’s tribal communities – Kerala & Karnataka

CULTURAL TRADITIONS OF NATURE CONSERVATION IN INDIA by Dr S.M. Nair Living in harmony with Nature has been an integral part of Indian culture. This has been abundantly reflected in a variety of traditional practices, religious beliefs, rituals, folklore, arts … Continue reading

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“We are so much more than that”: Book by S. Swarnalatha documenting the lives her own community, the Irula, who are known for their knowledge of nature and medicinal herbs – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

“My grandmother told me if someone ever pointed out our dance movements are peculiar, we should tell them these are the feline steps of a hunter” | To read the full story, click here >> Swarnalatha belongs to the tribal … Continue reading

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