“Saalumarada” Thimmakka: Mother of Trees

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She is not a book-inspired environmentalist. She did not go to school or get any formal education. She worked as a labourer and like most voiceless Indian women, took life head-on for survival.

Unable to conceive, she instead began planting trees and taking care of them as her children.