Being a person from a tribal village of remote Kalahandi in Odisha, India, my childhood and my environment has shaped my knowledge , personality and given me the meaning of life. For knowledge, I have preferred multiversity than university, village than college and home than school. Whatever I learn from the experience, amazingly, rediscover those things in books. I consider those people who have no scope to read the complex knowledge that is written in books, but am so fortunate to understand the realities of life.
My journey from a small tribal village to the space of global knowledge is more experiential and empirical, pragmatic and connected to the earth than sky ,huts than castle, air than air conditioner and natural than a created one. To me man is there where he was millions of years ago.
I worked among the community and learnt culture and applied those culture in curriculum. Briefly this is my engagement of mind since last 30 years.
I feel surprised and happy when I explore the world around me and organise my thought and knowledge from the collective human memory and live in a space where both the reality and epistemology do co exists. This journey is endless, incomplete and unfinished in a single life . But chareivati, charevati - go ahead, go ahead... .