Culture in a cage

posted by
March 12, 2013
Foundation for Economic Education
by Mike Reid  
Posted in Commentary

"Recently, three children from a little-known forest tribe in India approached a nearby Indian village and asked to join their school. The teachers, however, were forbidden by law from admitting the kids. This is because the Indian government prohibits regular folk from interacting with those children, or any members of the Jarawa tribe of the Andaman Islands. The state regards those people as a 'unique pristine society' who are 'not physically, socially, and culturally prepared' to deal with the modern world." (03/12/13)  

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