The people of Bastar believes that each village was given its land by the Earth

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#1

The people of Bastar believes that each village was given its land by the Earth and in return, they look after the Earth and in return, they look after the Earth by making some offerings at each agricultural festival. In addition to the Earth, they show respect to the spirits of the river, the forest and the mountain. Since each village knows where its boundaries lie, the local people look after all the natural resources within that boundary.
Read the above passage and answer the following questions
(a) What are some of the beliefs regarding nature of the communities of Bastar?
(b) What values do you imbibe from the above passage?


#2

(a) A number of different communities live in Bastar and speak different languages but share some common customs and beliefs. These are
(i) The people believe that each village was given its level by the Earth and thus *hey look after the Earth by making some offerings at each agricultural festival.
(ii) Respect is, shown to the spirits of the river, the forest and the mountain and natural resources were looked after by the local people.
(iii) If people from a village want to take some wood from the forests of another village, they pay a small fee called Devsari, Dand or Man in exchange.
(b) From the above passage we learnt that environment safety is very important for us. This passage also shown the mutual relation between villagers and the nature.