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died 2023-12-04 at
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Definition of Kuruba
The Kuruba or Jeenu Kuruba is an ethnic
from Southern India. Among the
in S. India, 98.45% belonged to the Jenu Kuruba community in 2014. The tribal population, especially the Jenu Kurubas, is decreasing. According to a 1991 census, their population was just 43,000.
In Kannada, Jenu means honey and Kuruba is a caste. The name suggests that they are honey gatherers. However, of late, the community members claim that beehives are facing a threat from mites. Hence they also practice agriculture as a subsidiary occupation to eke out a living in the woods.
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Gone Astray: Elephant care manual for
and camp managers (Thailand)
Krishnamurthy and Wemmer conclude that, “It is unlikely that a uniform elephant husbandry was practiced by the diverse
that came to be employed by the forest departments.” In south India many
are tribals. In Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Karnataka, there are Jainu Kurubas and Betta or Hill Kurubas.
Elephant care manual for
and camp managers,
Richard C. Lair
and Taweepoke Angkawanith
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Koehl, Dan, (2023).
. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 20 September 2021 at
Sources used for this article is among others:
** Nishant M. Srinivasaiah, Surendra Varma, Raman Sukumar; Documenting Indigenous Traditional Knowledge of the Asian Elephant in Captivity, at
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