I am proud to be a Tribal!
I belong to a community
Which existed ever since the beginning of the civilisation
Which is a staunch advocate of gender equality and sensitisation
Which taught me to choose respect over money, others’ happiness over my own sufferings, love over retaliation and goodwill over enmity.
Didn’t know that me following these teachings would one day become a reason for me to be called – Backward, Naive, Junglee, Untouchable and what not!
If you think we are backward, think again!
Because we were following the concepts like tattooing, live-in relationships, gender equality and whatnot, since ages!
Patriarchy, female foeticide etc. are still alien to us!
Even if you throw hatred at us, we will get back to you at the time of your need!
It is an established principle that Polluter Pays
But the world has started a new trend with regard to Tribals – Guardian Pays!
You make us liable for the things we haven’t done
You treat us differently for no reason!
I wish genetics and evolution was a part of our curriculum in kindergarten itself! Because by the time it is taught, people are already trapped in a weird mindset!
If I tell you to watch Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows directly, without giving you the OPPORTUNITY to watch previous parts, when you ALL are ENTITLED to the laptop EQUALLY, how would you feel?
This is exactly how we feel! Let us watch all the parts, we have only reached part 2 and again you are telling us to jump straight to part 7! Give us time and let us be stable atleast!
What is even caste and class?
It is nothing but a weapon to destroy distinctiveness, co-operation and friendship. It is nothing but “stupid melodrama” which separates a family!
Be a human and get over this hatred!
Experience the distinctiveness and uniqueness of thousands of tribes,
Such a beautiful myriad of culture and values and traditions
After all, evolution says, you were also a TRIBAL before!