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Mari Marcel Thekaekara

Mari is a writer based in Gudalur, in the Nilgiri hills of Tamil Nadu. She writes on human rights issues with a focus on dalits, adivasis, women, children, the environment, and poverty. Mari's book Endless Filth, published in 1999, on balmikis, is to be followed by a second book on campaigns within India to abolish manual scavenging work. She co-founded Accord in 1985 to work with Adivasi people. Mari has been a contributor to New Internationalist since 1991.

About the blog I travel around India a lot, covering dalit and adivasi issues. I often find myself really moved by stories that never make it to the mainstream media. My son Tarsh suggested I start blogging. And the New Internationalist collective are the nicest bunch of editors I’ve worked with. So here goes.

Articles by Mari Marcel Thekaekara

Father Claude D'Souza.
Mari Marcel Thekaekara
Sign pointing to the village of Hope, Derbyshire UK. Photo by: Flickr user pol sifter
The Supreme Court of India
Air pollution India: Smog near Delhi. Photo: Saurabh Kumar, Creative Commons
Indian women prohibition
A Jain Temple in the old part of Fort Cochin. Since they are feeding doves regularly here, tons of birds are flying around the temple, usually.
#MeToo India
Harsh Mander, India caravan of peace

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