Mother earth tales

Print edition : April 13, 2018

Women belonging to the "hargila army" at a meeting organised by a local conservation group to save the adjutant stork at Dadara village west of Guwahati. The bird is called hargil in Assamese. The women sing hymns and weave scarves and other items on their handlooms with the motif of the bird in order to create awareness about the need to protect the species. Photo: Anupam Nath/AP

The book draws a connection between women and ecology through folk tales from all over India incorporating tribal world views and offers the double perspective of the Gaian earth body and the subjugation of the subaltern.
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