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Kerala’s Scheduled Tribes

Total Scheduled Tribal population in Kerala composes 1.5 percent of the total population. (Census 2011) All India sex ratio of ST is 978 in (2001 Census) and 990 in (2011 Census) and in Kerala 1021 in (2000 Census) and 1035 … Continue reading

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Wikipedia – list of tribal communities in Kerala

Tribals in Kerala (Adivasis of Kerala) are the indigenous population found in the southern Indian state of Kerala. Most of the tribal people of Kerala live in the forests and mountains of Western Ghats, bordering Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. […] Tribals in Kerala are living on … Continue reading

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On equality and sharing: “a truly amazing sight” – Tamil Nadu

By Mari Marcel Thekaekara, The New Internationalist, September 14, 2012 Culture is a tricky thing. How do we define it? Who decides when customs and traditions, even ancient, cherished ones, can be dispensed with? These and many other similar questions have … Continue reading

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Ecological References in the Folksongs of the Kurichiyan Tribe of Wayanad – Kerala

Ecological References in the Folksongs of the Kurichiyan Tribe of Kerala by Bindu Ramachandran Abstract: This article is on the folksongs of the Kurichiyans, one of many settled agricultural tribes of the Wayanad district of Kerala. Their culture is enriched by a … Continue reading

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Adivasis no longer walk among the elephants without fear: Nilgiri mountains – Tamil Nadu

Mari Marcel Thekaekara, The Hindu, April 14, 2012 What does one do when a tiger’s life is apparently more precious than an Adivasi’s? On March 30, Kokila, an Adivasi woman, was collecting firewood with a few friends near Kozhikolly village in … Continue reading

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