Jarawa: life on the edge
14 min read 17 Jun 2017, 12:48 AM IST Join usShamik Bag
While recent reports suggest a surge in Jarawa population, interactions with the outside world, including plans for a 240km rail line through their reserve, put the very existence of the Andaman's ancient Negrito tribe at risk
It’s late in the afternoon, and at the office of the Andaman Adim Janjati Vikas Samiti (AAJVS), villagers and Samiti members are recalling the time when people would not dare venture out after sundown.
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