Tribal Livelihood

Images Code:Baiga Tribe - MadhyaPradesh - IMG_5044

Baiga Tribe ( Pvtgs , Primitive , Particularly vulnerable tribal group) - MadhyaPradesh - Tribal Man with big honey combs in a forest . This tribal man is honey collector . This honey collection activity is awful as it is collected from the special trees. Finding these special trees is a cumbersome activity. To find such trees tribals follow honey-bees. Once the tree found they worship it by following certain rituals. This right is always given to the knowledgeable amongst them. It is only after ritual completed they cut the bark. It is surprising that once they remove honey-comb none of them got stung by the bees as my personal experience as a photographer. For generations baiga tribal people have been collecting wild honey .This is a one of the occupation for their livelihood .The honey gatherers travel through muddy saltwater rivers, creeks and narrow channels that criss-cross the forests.

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