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Legend of Kachchargadh

The fascinating story of how the Gond tribe came into being

As told by Motiravan Kangali to Aparna Pallavi published in Down to Earth 1st October 2014


This cave in Gondia district in Maharashtra fits the description of the Kachchargadh cave in the Gond legend (Photo by Aparna pallavi)

In the beginning, the world was populated by the Koyatur (born of the koya or womb—human beings). All humans had a common identity as Koyatur. Continue reading

‘Language is the only tool for expressing identity and culture’

‘Language is the only tool for expressing identity and culture’

Article by Aparna Pallavi – published in Down to Earth 1st October 2014

imageShubhranshu Choudhary is a journalist and is currently working on a Democratisation of Media project in Central Tribal India. In the course of his work he has developed world’s first Community Radio on Mobile phone called CGNet Swara. Choudhary was BBC South Asia producer for more than 10 years. He is winner of Google Digital Activism award 2014.

Motiravan Kangali is a retired bank employee, based in Nagpur. He has been actively involved with the political movements of the Gond tribal community in central India and is a well-known writer of popular books on Gondi language, script, culture, folk tales and history. Continue reading