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By Norman Lewis

A attention-grabbing portrait of the eclectic tribes of India and the distant areas that they inhabit

In the Nineteen Nineties, the fifty-four million participants of India’s tribal colonies accounted for seven percentage of the country’s overall population—yet little or no approximately them used to be recorded. Norman Lewis depicts India’s jungles as being endangered by way of “progress,” and his feel of urgency in recording what he can concerning the country’s certain tribes ends up in a compelling and interesting narrative. From the poetic Muria humans whose nutrition comprises monkeys, purple ants, and crocodiles, to the tranquil mountain tribes who can be regarding the Australian Aborigines, to the bare Mundas those that may well shoot, with bow and arrow, someone who laughs of their course, Lewis chronicles the original features of the numerous tribes that locate their lifestyle more and more threatened via the encroachment of modernity.

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