Post-Graduate

The Last Wave – An Island Novel (2014)

Although this is a fictional novel, it draws heavily from research that was conducted by Pankaj Sekhsaria. The story is set in the Andamans with the character of Harish who has a chance encounter with the Jarawa tribe and realises that he wants to do...
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Delivering the Jarawas

This article describes in detail the ups and downs of various court mandates and government decisions that are being implemented to protect the Jawara settlement in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Language – English Access Location(s) – Frontline...
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‘The Jarawa’- in depth material by Survivor International

Survivor International has provided apage full of details and material on the Jarawa tribe and the problems they face on a daily basis due to the construction of the Andaman Trunk road. It has provided a channel for sexual oppression, poaching and culture...
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Because Andaman’s Forests are Jarawa Infested

This news report by The Hindu critiques documents published by the Ministry of Rehabilitation, Government of India and establishes an alternative narrative for the Jarawas that recognizes them as being victims of a colonial government. It also links an...
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What Ails the Jarawa People in the Andamans?

This article provides four different points of view on the conditions of the Jarawa settlement and outlines various ways in which efforts could be made to help them mitigate the damage that has been caused. Language – English Access Location(s) –...
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Jarawa Man Speaks Out Against Sexual Abuse of Young Women

In a horrifying audio clip, a Jarawa man has spoken out about the torture and sexual oppression faced by the women of the Jarawa tribe at the hands of the tourists and settlers. He has also identified regular poachers and fishermen who enter their settlement...
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Time Ticking for India’s Jarawa Tribe

Deborshi Chaki’s eye opening articles describes the various threats to extinction faced by the Jarawa tribe, right from tourism, the infiltration of an alien culture and poaching to the construction of the Andaman Trunk Road that cuts right through...
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There You Go!

A short, satirical, animated film about the language and justifications used to displace tribals in the name of ‘sustainable development’. The film is written by Oren Ginzburg and narrated by actor and comedian David Mitchell. A slideshow...
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Human Safari: Observing the Jarawa

This 12 min video is documentary proof by a foreign national about how Human Safari is being practiced by driving a bus full of tourists on a road that runs through the Jarawa reserve. It is a disturbing video that reflects the low levels we have stooped...
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There is a Fire in your Forest (2001)

Set in Kanha, Madhya Pradesh – the site of a famous Tiger Park, this documentary film directed by Krishnendu Bose confronts the politics involved in conservation through a vivid account of the problems faced by the aadivasis settled in Kanha, where...
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