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?