The women farmers of Edamalakudi
Rural India

Solar panels & solidarity

The adivasi women of Edamalakudi, Kerala’s remotest panchayat, have formed a headload workers’ group, helped light up their villages with solar power, and practice group farming in wild elephant territory. All are Muthavan tribals. Almost all are members of Kerala’s extraordinary anti-poverty and gender justice movement – Kudumbashree. They are also neighbours of Chinnathambi, the keeper of the Wilderness Library. pic: Madhuraj, Mathrubhumi Weekly […]

woman farmer from Vidarbha with husband
Agrarian crisis

When Leelabai runs the farm

“I am the farmer, he did no farming. He only moons over his cattle, he loves those cows (even if they yield just a litre of milk each). Men hang around the village, women are […]