We spent the night by bus from Hyderabad to Chirala, on the Bay of Bengal, south of the mouth of the Krishna River, and then by morning bus to our destination, along a road between villages, fields and gardens with wonderful mango trees. An hour later, the bus dropped us off at the bus stop. The village had long since woken up, the sun had risen, and it was already getting hot. There are a lot of people around-everyone is walking or riding bicycles, shopping or just talking while looking at us. At the time of disembarkation, we are warmly dressed people with sleepy faces. Everyone has a heavy backpack, bucket, sleeping bag and water bottles, and all together-large boxes with equipment, fortunately, not heavy. I think we looked ready for something important, difficult and long. This aroused great interest among others. ANTHROPOLOGY STUDENTS It was in December 2008 that a group of third-semester anthropology students from the University of Hyderabad reached the village of Uppugunduru, 35 kilometers from the city of Chirala. A total of 20 people, headed by the head of the Department of Anthropology, Prof. Sudakar Rao. I, a first-semester student, was allowed to join them as a free agent. The practice took place in Andhra Pradesh, the most "tribal" of all the southern states, among the Yerukala tribe. The results were to be reflected in theses. After receiving my anthropology degree from the Russian State University for South Asia in 2008, I applied to the Cultural Center at the Embassy of India in Moscow, where I spent three years studying Hindi, with a request to grant me a scholarship to study in India, believing that without living there, I would not become a real specialist. So I ended up at Hyderabad University, one of the best universities in the country. The university is located outside the city, on an area of 50 hectares, where there is everything - a lake with pythons, excavations of ancient human sites, and a magnificent sports complex. Training is conducted ... Read more

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