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Saffron Stories

A blog about children's books written by South Asian authors, or set in South Asia or about South Asia / South Asians.

PYRAMIDS OF CASTE AND THE NEED FOR INCLUSIVITY

I have always been drawn to stories told by ancient communities. Whether they are stories from Native American communities or the Maori tribes. I seek out stories from India’s ancient communities – be it from Andaman islands or from the hills of South India.

The Irular community is a tribe that inhabited and still inhabits the mountain ranges of the south-west. These communities are nature loving and were tribes who lived off the land, nurtured it and cherished it.