Sep 2, 2011

A Boy of Kadu Kuruba Tribe - Western Ghats, Mysore 1928

The Kadu Kuruba Tribals are the original inhabitants of the forests of Nagarahole and Kakanakote in the Western Ghats of Southern India. The name comes from the Kannada kadu (forest), and Kuruba, a caste which is a sub-set of the Dhangar caste.

After the fall of the Pallava empire many Kuruba settled down in south India as small landowners and farmers, while some took to hiding in the forests of south India and adopted a forest lifestyle. They developed their own culture and traditions different from other Kuruba due to their prolonged isolation. (More in Wikipedia)

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