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WINGS #18-12 Forest Women in Exile

Their lives, their language, their songs


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Length: 0:57:37
Uploaded: 27 Aug, 2012

Recording Date: 26 Aug, 2012
Recording Location: Basavanahaadi haadi, Karnataka state, India; Bangalore
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS # 18-12 Forest Women in Exile by Indu Ramesh; Swami Vivekananda Youth radio; and WINGS is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
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Program Title: WINGS #18-12 Forest Women in Exile
Description: 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.

Host(s): Indu Ramesh
Featured Speakers/Guests: 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,

Credits: 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

Comments: Longer than usual passages in original language

Environment > Forestry
Health > Food and Nutrition
Arts and Culture
Spirituality and Religion
Arts and Culture > Music
Politics > First Nations
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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