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Adiwasi (aboriginal dwellers of India subcontinent) people during their everyday tasks.
Adiwasi are the descendants of people who lived in India long before Aryan or even Dravidian ascent. They protected themselves (and their culture) by hiding deep in inaccessible forests and mountains. For thousands of years they lived in complete isolation from the indian "mainstream"
Recently their longer existence, at least in the ways of their forefathers, is endangered. More and more forests (wich they depend on) are being cut and converted into ricefields for the blooming indian populations. Also Indian government is no longer interested in tolerating those "backward" societies (many of them still living like in the stone age), and is modernizing them.
I don't want to assess anything, for those people it's probably better to have access to education and health care. But it's pity that another unique culture is dying..

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Additional Photos by Antoni Mysliborski (sengir) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 363 W: 51 N: 492] (4956)
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