The Bhil of India

Author: Liz Thompson
Photography: Liz Thompson
This book was created with the co-operation of members of Raya Village community in the Aravali Hills of Rajasthan.
Pages: First edition © 1998
48 p. : ports. ; 29 cm.
Language: English
Publisher: Port Melbourne, Vic. : Heinemann Library

ISBN: 1863910344

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Synopsis

The Bhil of India provides a window into the daily lives of members of Raya community, a Bhil village in northern India. It gives an insight into the Bhil communities feelings about the things development has brought as well as those things lost. Through a montage of text and photographs, diary extracts and quotes this book explores the story of changes faced as the forests in which the Raya community were once hunter gatherers, have been cut down. Forced to settle on and cultivate the only affordable land : barren, dry and infertile. Traditional culture and spiritual beliefs have been discouraged but the Bhil community are moving forward, with a determination to have greater control over the way development affects their lives.

The Bhil of India

Author: Liz Thompson, Jimmy Balk Balk Wesan, Victor Hood
Photography: Liz Thompson
Pages: First edition © 2010
24 p. : 21.5 x 28.5 cm.
Language: Dalabon, English
Publisher: Rigby

ISBN10: 1442526092
ISBN13: 9781442526099

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Synopsis

The Bhil of India provides a window into the daily lives of members of Raya community, a Bhil village in northern India. It gives an insight into the Bhil communities feelings about the things development has brought as well as those things lost.

Through a montage of text and photographs, diary extracts and quotes this book explores the story of changes faced as the forests in which the Raya community were once hunter gatherers, have been cut down. Forced to settle on and cultivate the only affordable land : barren, dry and infertile.

Traditional culture and spiritual beliefs have been discouraged but the Bhil community are moving forward, with a determination to have greater control over the way development affects their lives.