Mountain is our Religion

More than 8,000 Dongria Kondh live in the dense forests of the Niyamgiri hills of Odisha. Virtually unnoticed until 2006, they came to public attention when they peacefully fought the mining giant Vedanta Corporation to save their sacred mountain. Though they won the first round of the battle, the war is far from over. Trapped between the state government and the Maoist rebels, the Dongrias are struggling to maintain their aeons-old traditional Eco-friendly way of living.