Malnutrition and its Solution

There is an interesting hiatus between the perceptions of tribal women and the NGOs regarding the problem of child malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh state in India. While Chato, a Sahariya tribal woman, emphatically states that the lack of land, means of livelihood, electricity and medical facilities are the main barriers to keeping her children aliveContinue reading “Malnutrition and its Solution”

Afforestation and Climate Change Mitigation

“I felt very angry that after cutting down all our forests to supply timber to the cities, the Forest Department should blame us for the destruction. So I got the women of our village together and started protecting these hills and now nobody can blame us anymore,” says Daheli Bai, a Bhil tribal woman ofContinue reading “Afforestation and Climate Change Mitigation”

The Neglected of the Earth – Bhil Tribal Women

A biting cold morning in the winter of 1996 saw a Bhil tribal woman lying naked shivering on the earth floor of her ramshackle hut in village Rajna in Barwah tehsil of Khargone district of Madhya Pradesh. Beside her also shivering, lay a shriveled new born baby. The woman had so lain for the wholeContinue reading “The Neglected of the Earth – Bhil Tribal Women”

The Hunger Strike : Undertaken and Analysed

The police in India normally use their power to implicate people in false court cases and arrest them to terrorise the common people at large. The police have been long used by the administration and the upper-caste non-adivasis to subjugate the poor and illiterate tribals. Any tribal who dared to protest invariably used to beContinue reading “The Hunger Strike : Undertaken and Analysed”

Poor Urban Women Fight for the Right to Reproductive Health

Suguna Solanki is a Bhil tribal anganwadi or creche helper under the Integrated Child Development Scheme of the Government, residing in the Jeet Nagar slum in Indore city in Madhya Pradesh. She is a versatile person as she also works as a part time health worker for an NGO and has along with some otherContinue reading “Poor Urban Women Fight for the Right to Reproductive Health”

Kansari

Kansari is the Goddess symbolised by the cereal Jowar or sorghum which is the staple food of the Bhil Adivasis of Western Madhya Pradesh. The Bhils have a creation myth about how the universe was created and in it there is a paean to Kansari as Jowar is such an important part of their life.

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

This is an example post, originally published as part of Blogging University. Enroll in one of our ten programs, and start your blog right. You’re going to publish a post today. Don’t worry about how your blog looks. Don’t worry if you haven’t given it a name yet, or you’re feeling overwhelmed. Just click theContinue reading “Introduce Yourself (Example Post)”

Introduce Yourself (Example Post)

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