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Tag: Anthropology

How I got interested in farmer suicides

Indian regional languages distribution

In 2006, I attended an event of ISABS. I had just returned to Mumbai after spending several years in the mountains, and was still missing rural life. So when the community turned out to have two activists from rural Andhra Pradesh, who also happened to share the room next to mine, I tended to prefer …

Nomads and tribals in a stereotyped world

Was talking with someone about the problems wildlife sanctuaries face with local populations. On one end, there is the need to conserve the wildlife, to ensure that natural life survives in an increasingly crowded world. On the other hand, what happens to all those people who live in close proximity to nature? Over the years, …