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“Kocharethi calls upon us to ethically engage with it, to question our complicity” – First novel by an adivasi in Kerala

To read the full book review by Pramod K. Nayar, click here >> Narayan, Kerala’s first tribal novelist, avoids romanticising his milieu. Kocharethi is about the hidden poetry of marginal lives… The temptation to exoticise cultures that have not been … Continue reading

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Books that provide insight into tribal literature: Glimpses of a different world that “dissolve the borders that divide us”

Voices Unheard: Tribal Literature from India to Read Now Pooja Shankar, Words Without Borders, March 29, 2017 | Read the full article with more details of the books discussed >> India is rich with a diversity of religions, arts, customs, … Continue reading

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Preserving one of the richest languages in the bio-cultural areas in India – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

The indigenous Kaani dialect needs documentation The Kaani language spoken by the Kaani indigenous people of Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats is fast vanishing, according to a survey conducted by Tribal Foundation and Enviro Link. A language is endangered when … Continue reading

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“Bringing school dropouts back to the world of letters”: Thalir Trust, a school founded by three tribal youths – Kerala

E.M. Manoj, The Hindu, September 16, 2015 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The backyard school of Thalir, a trust formed by three tribal youths at Nadavayal in the district, has set an example in … Continue reading

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Tip | Two novels on West Ghat tribal cultural heritage: Changing perceptions of land and its ownership – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Useful and enjoyable reading for anyone planning to visit the West Ghats (or having been there before): two novels that capture local history in English translation; each chronicling the lives of people attached to their land and customs while facing the pressures imposed by India’s … Continue reading

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