Photographer's Note

Adivasi girl from Dhurwa standing in front of her hut - in a small village near Jagdalpur. Unfortunatelly her husband wasn't present so she didn't let us in.

Adivasi (tribal) people are indigenous population of India, that means they lived here even before it was colonized by Hindus. They keep their own tradition and beliefs, they also belong to different ethnic group than Hindu Indians.
For centuries (or rather thousands of years) they lived in forests, in complete or almost complete isolation from outside World. In recent times they situation is worsening, as with the growth of Indian population they are being deprived of their land.
Currently their status in the Indian society is similar to this of dalits ("untouchables"), that means very low.

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