Toon book on problems faced by tribals

Published: Thursday 31 August 2006

-- (Credit: Survival)Tribals and Development Survival International

A biting critique of how tribals are ravaged in the name of "development" was launched recently by the international ngo, Survival International. Written and illustrated by Oren Ginzburg, the cartoon book depicts two executives arriving in a remote tribal village and imposing a 'Multi-Stakeholder Cross-Disciplinary Integrated approach'. The effects are to leave the tribal people landless, squatting at the edge of a city. "There you go is an arrow defending tribal peoples," says Survival's director Stephen Corry. "It delivers, in the two minutes it takes to read, a powerful critique of what often passes as 'development'. I have not come across anything else that hits the bull's eye with such humour," he adds.

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