Tribes | VOL. 11, ISSUE 66, May-June 2011 |

Guarding Their Forests: Bhil

I felt very angry that after cutting down all our forests to supply timber to the cities, the forest authorities should blame us for the destruction. So I got the women of our village together and started protecting these hills. Now nobody can blame us anymore,” said Daheli Bai, a Bhil tribal woman of Attha village in Alirajpur district of Madhya Pradesh replying to a question as to what had prompted them to protect their forests and render them as...

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