A talk and discussion with rural journalist Dayamani Barla
Dayamani, educated at the Ranchi University, has been writing articles in Hindi in regular newspapers and magazines like Prabhat Khabhar for the last ten years. Her writings powerfully articulate the exploitation faced by tribal communities, especially women. She has been a powerful campaigner working shoulder-to-shoulder with the community on different issues ranging from eviction of tribals due to the Koel Karo Project, hazards of Uranium mining to forced prostitution of tribal women.
A recipient of the Counter Media Award for better rural journalism (2000) and the National Foundation for India Fellowship (2004), and a creative social entrepreneur Dayamani runs a local tea-shop for a regular living which she claims is also one of the best places to listen to the 'voices of the people!' AID supports her work as a Saathi.
Sponsor(s): Center for India and South Asia, Association for India's Development- L.A. Chapter
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