ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Forest Shrines and Sacred Groves

The article delineates the life-affirming values of caring for the earth among the Kodavas in Kodagu district, Karnataka. It argues that the coffee economy under colonial rule depleted the forestland, a trend exacerbated by the post-independence economic and forest policies. The full impact of these policies are apparent from the growing conflict in the area between wild elephants and humans.
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