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The People's Archive of Rural India is about the everyday lives of everyday people. Founded by P. Sainath
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Kalaimamani Nadi Rao is one of the great exponents of Poikkal Kuthirai,a folk originating in . While the dance thrived 20yrs ago,it is no longer a viable full time occupation,& is instead supplemented by farm income.
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Ananya Chakravarti Jun 24
is a great resource and a network worth reaching out to as you start your work.
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Ajit Shelke or ‘Rapboss’ sings powerfully in this Marathi rap song about the acute distress of farmers in Maharashtra: ‘I see there is now only one option to choose, Around my neck, do I hang the noose?’ Via
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The People's Archive Jun 23
Here's what it's like to live with water shortage all the time. Full story - By
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parasher baruah Jun 23
It was wonderful interacting with P Sainath at the .
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The People's Archive Jun 23
Tens of thousands of widows in – all of them too – find themselves in a morass of loss, , , penury, harassment, & miles of paperwork and bureaucracy, after their husbands' .
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The People's Archive Jun 22
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The People's Archive Jun 22
The life of a domestic worker from the Story by
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The People's Archive Jun 22
Every year, estimates indicate, around 100 men are killed by in the . A bureaucratic maze disallows their from getting compensation, forcing them to live in distress & penury.
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The People's Archive Jun 22
Unable to continue doing agricultural labour, Gangappa began dressing up as Mahatma Gandhi and seeking alms in Anantapur. PARI had published a story on him in May 2017. In 2018, the octogenarian was killed in a hit & run accident.
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The People's Archive Jun 22
"Ppl should understand that all of us in urban areas are living on the subsidies of farmers.[They]never get a fair price for their produce. It’s imp for us to understand this” What do people in Delhi think abt farmers' movements?
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StoryWeaver Jun 21
All Kali wanted to do was dance. But boys in his village did not dance, especially not Bharatanatyam. A story about dreams and aspirations and believing in them. Read Kali Wants to Dance, written by & illustrated by Somesh Kumar.
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The People's Archive Jun 21
“In summers I am a Vasudeo & in winters I am a farmer." Biva Mahadev Gale, like many farmers participating in Nashik ' rally had brought histraditional musical instruments,adding & to the protest gathering.
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The People's Archive Jun 21
A suspended mud vessel in the home of a family of pastoralists in 's Erode district has a most curious function – and hardly a traditional one.
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The People's Archive Jun 21
The Baul culture of is distinctive, with a syncretic philosophy of life. In the film featured here, Basudeb Das Baul, a practitioner & teacher from Bolpur in Birbhum district, speaks of this way of life & form.
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The People's Archive Jun 21
“I know being childless is not my wife’s fault. I have never thought of re-marrying."In Banswara district of Rajasthan, women endure multiple deliveries due to the social pressure to have a son. But these views are slowly being challenged.
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The People's Archive Jun 20
“I will end up in and like my plants I too won’t survive.” Meanwhile in Beed, hit like Prahlad Dhoke had to choose between buying water for their crops or saving their livestock & taking them to these .
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#AdivasiLivesMatter Jun 20
Do we comprehend the economic & environmental impact of conservation efforts of and Here are some infographics showing how indigenous peoples & local communities manage above & below-ground carbon equivalent to 33 times global energy emissions in 2017.1/
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