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© Saroj Swain
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UploadedSeptember 16, 2012
TakenSeptember 14, 2012
MakeNikon Corporation
ModelNIKON D90
Exposure1/200 sec at f/6.3
FlashFlash, Auto-Mode, Return light detected
Focal Length18 mm
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In India, the quality of life of tribal people during pre-independence period was more deplorable and their main occupation was hunting, gathering of wood and forest products and traditional practice of agriculture. Due to destruction of forest and non availability of proper facilities, tribal were forced to lead a miserable life. After independence special attention was given for the upliftment of the tribal people under several developmental schemes and it was mandatory on the part of the state government to make all the efforts to improve economic, social, and educational standard of the tribal people.

Due to the welfare programmes tribal communities also made themselves conscious about their own upliftment. Now tribes are engaged in struggle for survival. They seek identity, autonomy equality and empowerment. They became more vibrant with new expectation, they are moving out of their isolation to participate in all struggles in all institution as equals.

India is home to a large number of tribes with population of about 70 million. In terms of geographical distribution about 55% of tribals lived in central India, 28% in west, 12% in North-East India, 4% in South India and 1% elsewhere. Each tribal community is rich and unique in there culture, folk tales, folk songs and folk stories.

I had an opportunity to work in tribal areas of Odisha and to study their life style. This photograph is taken in Mayurbhanj district of Odisha.

In the Life in rural village photo essay.

14 responses

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (16 Sep 2012):


  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    I like the realism of this shot.

  • Davide Simone

    Davide Simone (Deleted) gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    Wonderful !!!!

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (16 Sep 2012):

    A spectacular National Geo-quality shot!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    A wonderful candid capture of daily life there. I love the vibrant colors worn by the women.

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (17 Sep 2012):

    Great shot of life in a tribal village. I too love the vibrant colors worn by the women.


    ROCIO GUILLEN gave props (19 Sep 2012):

    I agree with Ann, I like the way that the colors red and yellow stand out.

  • Fred Moskey

    Fred Moskey said (20 Sep 2012):

    Nice depiction of village life, the colorful dress really adds to the picture.

  • tania medina

    tania medina gave props (21 Sep 2012):

    That's photojournalism! Great shot!

  • Hilda Cox

    Hilda Cox gave props (27 Sep 2012):

    that colorful dress just draws you in !!!!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (16 Jul 2013):

    Very interesting capture of the village life and the activity that is caught...Well done!

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Jul 2013):

    Loved it Saroj!

  • Nancy Richard

    Nancy Richard gave props (23 Jul 2013):

    Wonderful photo and picture of tribal life. You are very gifted, Saroj !!!

  • Etan Doronne

    Etan Doronne gave props (4 Aug 2013):

    It opens my curiosity to read some of your personal tales from being there.

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