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Giving The Tribe An Identity, One Stroke At A Time

June 29, 2018, 5:58 PM IST India India
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A Madhya Pradesh artist is painting the city walls into the lifestyle of an ethnic tribe—one stroke at a time. Ashish Kushwaha, who has lived with the Baiga tribe—an ethnic group in MP—for 20 years in the villages surrounding Kanha Park, has found inspiration from their culture. His goes around the city painting their lifestyle, their clothes and ornaments, and the market places they visit. He says that the endangered Baiga tribe worships nature and their life revolves around the Baiga forest. If we are to save forests, we ought to leave the tribe where they belong, he claims, referring to the time when the tribe was thrown out of their village during the making of Kanha Park.