In Karnataka state, India, the government seized the forest and relocated the indigenous tribal peoples. They have been moved five times in 14 years. Adaptation has both good and bad effects.

Three old women from the Jenu Kuruba tribe: Mari, Bommi and Tandukamma; singers; doctor who treats the tribal people; Kali, from the Yerava tribe; Kalamma; Radha of the Bettada kuruba; and Kalavathy. Also, Indu Ramesh, host; Smita Ramanathan, researcher, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; and Poshini Naik, Chief of the community radio station of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement,

Production team: Indu Ramesh, producer and host; Ramamurthy, sound engineer; Smita Ramanathan, researcher, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, who on this project gives context and English translations; Poshini Naik, Chief of the community radio station of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Poshini is the team leader of the project- Socio economic Empowerment programme. This deals with rehabilitation of displaced tribals micro credit, self employment and entrepreneurship. She talks with the tribal women in their own dialect and in the regional language Kannada

ON WINGS | September 8, 2012 | 2:30 pm

Forest Women

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In Karnataka state, India, the government seized the forest and relocated the indigenous tribal peoples. They have been moved five times in 14 years. Adaptation has both good and bad effects.

Three old women from the Jenu Kuruba tribe: Mari, Bommi and Tandukamma; singers; doctor who treats the tribal people; Kali, from the Yerava tribe; Kalamma; Radha of the Bettada kuruba; and Kalavathy. Also, Indu Ramesh, host; Smita Ramanathan, researcher, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore; and Poshini Naik, Chief of the community radio station of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement,

Production team: Indu Ramesh, producer and host; Ramamurthy, sound engineer; Smita Ramanathan, researcher, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, who on this project gives context and English translations; Poshini Naik, Chief of the community radio station of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement, Poshini is the team leader of the project- Socio economic Empowerment programme. This deals with rehabilitation of displaced tribals micro credit, self employment and entrepreneurship. She talks with the tribal women in their own dialect and in the regional language Kannada

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