- November 28, 2022
- Posted by: OptimizeIAS Team
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject: Art and culture
- “DhabariQuruvi” portrays the tempestuous journey of a tribal girl who battles convention and seeks to free herself from the chains with which society and community had tied down those like her.
- Distinguished as the first film in the history of Indian cinema to star only people from indigenous communities, “DhabariQuruvi” had its world premiere in the Indian Panorama section today at 53rd International Film Festival of India in Goa.
- The film also has the distinction of having been shot completely in the tribal language of Irula.
- Irula resides in just two southwestern countries – Tamil Nadu and Kerala. In Tamil Nadu, they reside in the Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Erode, Namakkal, Salem, and Dharmapuri. Back in Kerala, they reside in the Palakkad district and Attapady and Walayar panchayats.
- Individuals of Irula ethnicity are known as Irular and talk Irula, which belongs to the Dravidian family.
- They speak Irula language that is closely related to Dravidian language like Kannada and Tamil.
- Irulas are among the Particularly vulnerable tribal group
- The main occupation of the Irulas has been snake, rat catching and honey collection. They also work as labourers (coolies) in the fields of the landlords during the sowing and harvesting seasons or in the rice mills.