By Kancha Ilaiah

This ebook is solely varied from books which have been written on Indian civil societal kinfolk, religious personality, political financial system, philosophical foundations, medical roots, cultural essence, and historicity. It takes a trip from tribals upwards and appears on the pyramid of the groups in an inverse order. This e-book is an excise in new method, pedagogy, research, and synthesization of data. each bankruptcy during this e-book reads like a brand new innovation in Indian social anthropology. It attracts a special map for the way forward for this state and its highbrow historical past.

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The fact remains that tribal communities have built all the early technologies. The early forms of spade, sickle, axe, crow-bar, bow and arrow, stone instruments have all been built by the tribals. The Hindu Brahmanic forces disrupted that knowledge system, the tribal positive ethic of building technology that helped the productive process, over a period of time. There is a basic difference between the tribals using the technology and the Hindu war heroes like Rama using technological instruments like bow and arrow.

The Hindu Brahmanic forces disrupted that knowledge system, the tribal positive ethic of building technology that helped the productive process, over a period of time. There is a basic difference between the tribals using the technology and the Hindu war heroes like Rama using technological instruments like bow and arrow. The tribals used the bow and arrow to gather food resources and also for self-protection. The Hindu writers converted the basic tribal technological instruments like bow and arrow into simple and pure war weapons.

Though they get enough root food in the rainy season, it is not a season of fruits. Hence they discovered the excellent combination of Ushillu and Yippa flowers. Such a discovery was not an act of barbarianism, but it was an act of evolving culinary cultures in adverse conditions. All great things have been discovered by people only in adverse conditions. SACREDNESS OF ANIMALS No tribal clan in India considers cows and bulls as sacred. Until recently cattle were not used for agrarian purposes in the tribal areas.

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