Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Some basic history-1

Irulas tribe was a hidden tribe for a long time. They were living around the the Nilgiri Hills, particularly in the upper crest of the Bhavani Dam, in the eastern slopes. They seemed to have been there for so many years. The oral tradiotions, stories and news that is handed down from generation to generation tell us about this fact.

According to some history, the Irula tribe is one of the dominant tribes of yester years when they were ruling the Kongu regions that include todays Coimbatore, Erode, Tirupur and Nilgiri Districts. The name Coimbatore comes from a word called Kovan Pudhur which refers to the place of Kovan who is the Irula tribal king.

Those days, places like Coimbatore, Tirupur, and Erode were forests. People were not inhabiting them just as they do now. They were primarily the routes for warriors, businessmen from other far away nations like Greece and Rome and a route primarily for the Kings. The places were only inhabited by the tribes.

Those days, the Irula tribe was the main tribe. The Kurumba tribe was specialised in medicine making and preparations of food and thus serving the major Irula community which was also big in number. The Kotha tribe was involved in making pottery. They were skilled in making variety of pots and the the major tribe, Irulas were buying them from them.

Things were all right till big kingdoms like the Cholas started invading various parts of these regions.

Saturday, December 16, 2006

link suggestion - blog banned by Google

Hi. My name is Eugene Gershin. Perhaps we have met online, but more probably you don't know me from Adam. I monitor blogs for SamsonBlinded, and came across your post.

I'd like to welcome you to look at Obadiah Shoher's blog. Obadiah - an anonymous Israeli politician - writes extremely controversial articles about Israel, the Middle East politics, and terrorism.
Shoher is equally critical of Jewish and Muslim myths, and advocates political rationalism instead of moralizing.
Google banned our site from the AdWords, Yahoo blocked most pages, and Amazon deleted all reviews of Obadiah's book, Samson Blinded: A Machiavellian Perspective on the Middle East Conflict.
Nevertheless, 170,000 people from 78 countries read the book.

Various Internet providers ban us periodically, but you can look up the site on search engines. The mirror www.terrorism-in-israel.com/blog currently works.

Please help us spread Obadiah's message, and mention the blog in one of your posts, or link to us from irulas.blogspot.com. I would greatly appreciate your comments.

Best wishes,
Eugene Gershin

Saturday, April 15, 2006

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This site is dedicated to all the simple Irula men, women, youth and children who still live in the fringes ( Irul : that is darkness ) and do not have enough courage  to face the world that is so corrupt, competetive and with a limited idea of development.
May this little web site be an agent  that brings change that is bright and beautiful for them and for their future.

Monday, April 10, 2006

Let us learn from the Indegenous Tribal Groups

I had an experience to stay and work among tribals of the Eastern slopes of the Nilgiri Hills, India. The Tribe that I finally chose to work was "IRULAS." For most of the people who experimented with tribal communities, the Irulas tribe ha nothing special to offer. On the contrary, my experience showed that Irula and Kurumba tribes had more to offer to the society than other hill tribes.

The following pages will give you ...

  • My experiences with the tribals
  • Their life syle and habits
  • Their thinking pattern
  • Their belief system
  • Ancient Rock paintings and other heritage art
  • Their economic, political, social and cultural milieu etc.,

Read and get enriched with the ancient and yet the most rudimentary life skills from the tribals.