A girl child wild as the hills and forests
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Inside Niyamgiri range the Dongria Kondhs worship the forest hills as their spiritual sovereign. Lado Sikaka will not allow me to photograph him. This is your first time here. Come and attend our meetings and rallies, come back again to our village. Lado will speak to me, but no photos. Cocooned inside the hill range of Niyamgiri, the 8, odd Dongria Kondh people along with other tribal and non-tribal forest dwellers have been living a peaceful and self sufficient existence.
All their needs are fulfilled by the forests—perennial streams, plenty of fruits, spices, mushrooms, wild tubers and roots and an enviable mix of native millets, pulses, legumes and oil seeds grown on small shift-and-burn patches on hill slopes, locally known as dongar. They depend on the outside market for a few metres of cloth, salt, kerosene and the occasional dried fish.
While walking between the lush hills, for the first time in my life I saw approaching rains travelling with clouds—drenching us and moving further away.
You can almost play catch-me-if-you-can with the rain. Beginning July 18, district judges nominated by the Odisha High Court will have to brave the forest slopes and walk for hours to reach secluded hamlets. Their job is to record the decision of the forest people of Niyamgiri: whether bauxite mining by a joint venture of Orissa Mining Corporation Limited and Sterlite industries, the Indian arm of London Stock Exchange listed metals and mining giant Vedanta, will infringe on the cultural and religious rights of the forest dwellers.
For the first time in India, local people will take a decision on the fate of a mining project, with the state and Central government assisting them and the judiciary tasked to ensure the decision is unbiased and uninfluenced by the project proponents. The reclusive Dongria Kondh will bring the government and judiciary, literally to its doorstep—a landmark event without any parallels.
The provider and keeper of the forests, Niyam Raja is both their supreme deity and ancestral kin. Even though the forest dwellers worship the entire range of hills, the state government craftily tried to narrow down the space of worship. An anthropological study published as a book in —Forest Tribes of Orissa: Dongaria Kondh—records the importance of Niyam Raja penu penu means God in Kuvi language in their lives.
The Dongaria regard Niyam Raja as their first king and consider him to be their eternal spiritual sovereign He is perceived to be benevolent in most cases, but is angered when the jungle laws established by him are violated. He punishes those who undertake mass hunting in the forest or clear forest patches without appeasing him.
Niyamraja is also believed to be the chief of the gods of small hillocks. He saves people from unnatural deaths and accidents. When it does not rain, we pray to Niyam Raja—he sends word to bhima penu god of rains. She also tells me, as a mark of respect to the hill god they never clear any hill top of the Niyamgiri range. It is only after visiting Lakhpadar that I realise how embedded nature and worship are to the forest people of Niyamgiri.
A day earlier, in Kadraguma village, I had met Krushna Kudrak. He had travelled to Delhi to protest against mining and to Bengaluru to attend a millet festival. Our ancestors have left us with this forest and we will follow their path. We only know how to farm on the hill slopes. We cannot plough in the plains below. We cannot work as kuli-kamari daily wagers. We are a voice to you; you have been a support to us. Together we build journalism that is independent, credible and fearless.
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Make the most of Surrey's magical landscape by visiting these wonderful woodlands and forests. Surrey is surrounded by acres and acres of glorious countryside perfect for exploring on a day off or at the weekend. Deep woodlands and thick forests are among the areas abundant with wildlife both on the floor and high in the trees. A walk in the woods is a great activity all year round , whatever the weather and there are some lovely sites worth discovering on your doorstep. We have also included a couple of spots just over the border such as Swinley Forest in Bracknell which we believe are worth the extra minutes in the car. There are four walking and two cycling trails to go on plus plenty of children's activities if you are bringing the whole family along.