Print edition : May 17, 2013
photographs by Ashish Kothari
Timber felled by the Forest Department seized by the tribal residents of Dhaba village in eastern Madhya Pradesh. Their effort is to conserve the forest and restore its diversity.
The fight of the Baigas of Madhya Pradesh to regain their traditional rights is also a fight to restore the diversity of their forests and to protect national wealth. By ASHISH KOTHARI and SHIBA DESOR