Issue Date: Aug 15, 1995
WE are a tribal people from Western India, from a predominantly tribal area, about 125 kilometers north of Bombay. Though barely a 2-hour journey from the suburba prima of India, we are part of a third world within the Third World, so we are really 6 worlds away from you. We don't know whether you will understand us. The fault lies neither with you nor us, but because we are, as others say, perhaps a century behind the times in our thinking. We are made to feel ashamed of our 'backwardness'. We are told ever so often to leave behind our world of backwardness and step into the future with you.
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