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Honey is Life

Honey is Life

Thekaekara, M. (2009, September 2). New Internationalist. https://newint.org/features/2009/09/01/tribal-peoples/

The Kattunayakan are tribal people who live in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve in South India. They collect and sell wild honey. Today, settlers from the crowded plains and eviction from the forest reserve threaten both their land and their traditions. In the old days entire families went deep into the forest in the honey season. They camped there for days carrying just a bit of rice. Everything else, the forest gave them. But honey was their life. They used it as food or medicine, then sold what they couldn’t consume. To continue reading, follow the link above.