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Sep212011

Indigenous Tribes vs. the expansion of western culture

The indigenous tribal groups based in the Orissa state, Eastern India are called the Kondha. They are said to have descended from the Proto-Australoid ethnic group, an ancient hunter-gatherer society and thus are characterised by their adaptability to the forest environment. However, as is often the case with tribal cultures, they are being forced into more modern ways of life by the numerous development interventions and their traditions, beliefs and social norms are continually and drastically being changed.

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