The Edalippara Quintet: Anshila Devi, Uma Devi, Kalpana, Vaidehi and Jasmine
Rural India

The Potato Song

You read about the wilderness library. Here is the wilderness school, where adorable tribal girls sing English songs in a village that doesn’t speak English, in honor of the potato that they don’t eat. […]

P.V. Chinnathambi Irpakalukudi, Edmalakudi panchayat Idukki district Kerala
Rural India

The wilderness library

At 73, P.V. Chinnathambi runs one of the loneliest libraries anywhere. In the middle of the forested wilderness of Kerala’s Idukki district, the library’s 160-books — all classics — are regularly borrowed, read, and returned by poor, Muthavan adivasis […]