No cart was even seen in Kalahandi jungle before 1830.The liquor vendors attracted towards mahua tree came to Orissa from Ganjam, and Kalars from Chhatishgarh to Nuapada. Hand made liquor was not plenty- it was like medicine. But manufacture of liquor other than by the tribal people gave a new economic disorder- that is give me your labour, I will give you liquor! Then it turned in to the proverb, Give me your mahul tree, I will give you liquor and money. Then third one is give me your land, I will give you money. With that money you can live happily with liquor. Thousands of tribal people gave their land either to keep the word of truth, or the written paper in which they have given their thumb impression. They are afraid, how dangerous and powerful the writing is, which can turn your life upside down......... more
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