Links for Teachers

Island's End Resource Page

THE BOOK AND THE AUTHOR

Video promo for the book:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUcrpFNFNiQ

Padma's website

http://www.padmasbooks.com/

Online discussion guide

http://www.padmasbooks.com/resources/IslandEndDG.pdf

Interview with Padma

http://lcbrennan.blogspot.com/2011/11/padma-venkatramans-islands-end.html

INFORMATION ABOUT THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS

Official website

http://www.andamans.gov.in/

Maps and stats

http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/asia/andaman.htm

Good map

http://www.mapsofindia.com/maps/andamanandnicobar/

Short nice overview video about geography of Andaman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEmCK-qn7Lk

Reef footage – excerpt from full length film:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xdREvW1xycw

Interesting info about the indigenous Andaman tribes, but annoying music and poor quality footage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ps5UqJq18No

TOURISM AND POLITICAL SITUATION

Andaman Islands tribe threatened by lure of mass tourism; Jarawa people at risk from disease, predatory sex and exploitation as tourist convoys crowd the road through their jungle. (N.B. The video contains SOME nudity.)

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/jan/07/andaman-islands-tribe-tourism-threat

Human Safari: Observing the Jarawa – very interesting and thought provoking http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdgDqrPAZcE

Tourist being stupid with first contact for Jarawas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Whe4bTogNyc

Survival launches tourism boycott of India's Andaman Islands 30 April 2013
http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9199

Thousands join travel boycott of India's Andaman Islands 23 May 2013
http://www.survivalinternational.org/news/9239

Tribes of Andaman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHC2eFxizoc

SENTINELESE OF THE ANDAMAN ISLANDS
The most isolated tribe on earth
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/sentinelese

BOOK CIRCLE SUGGESTIONS

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