“A society turns itself to its landscape, mountain side, river fan or foot hills oasis, until it seems to an outside observer that it could not possibly be anywhere else than it is, could not be otherwise than what it is”   – Geertz

The submergence area of Polavaram project is part of land of Koitor or Gonds or by a variety of other names by which trey are referred by outsiders. The land of Koitor consists of the picturesque hilly and forest region boarded by the Indravati river at the north, covering parts of Bastar (Chattisgarh), Koraput (Orissa), Warangal, Khammam, East Godavari and West Godavari Districts(AP). This region with heights between 150 and 300 meters include Indravati, Godavari, Sabari and Sileru rivers and the Eastern Ghats. The region is what once was called a “Confused triangle of very malarious hills” (మరింత…)