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The Kotas of The Nilgiris – Part – I

The Kotas of The Nilgiris – Part – I According to Dr. Oppert “it seems probable that the Todas and Kotas lived near each other before the settlement of the latter on the The Nilgiris. Their dialects betray a great resemblance. According to a tradition of theirs (the Kotas), they lived formerly on Kollimallai, a […]

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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

The Paniyar tribes of the Nilgris District are one of the worst sufferers of the over – run of their resources by the immigrants in their traditional habitat of Wayanad and adjoining Nilgiris (Tamil Nadu) and Coorg (Karnataka) areas. Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala. An understanding of the range of […]

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