Harvest time in Kallar Nadu

Kallar Nadu, one of our two target regions for this project, is largely a rural area wedged between two urban centers: the temple city of Madurai and the town of Usilampatti.

Map of Kallar Nadu. Source: Zoe E. Headley (2007) Les Voleurs d'Indra: Perceptions, Reseaux et Enjeux Identitaires d'une sous-caste tamoule. Unpublished Phd Dissertation.
MAP OF KALLAR NADU. Source: Zoe E. Headley (2007) Les Voleurs d’Indra: Perceptions, Reseaux et Enjeux Identitaires d’une sous-caste tamoule. Unpublished Phd Dissertation.

For many of the documents holders, their main source of wages and/or revenue comes from agriculture.  The main crops in this region are paddy, millets and pulses as well as some oilseeds, cotton and sugarcane.

In Tidien-February 2010 © Zoe Headley

It is not uncommon for us to have to adapt our timetable to the constraints imposed by harvesting,

In Tidien © Zoe E. Headley 03/02/2010