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THE TREE HUGGER – Based on a true
story in Jodhpur, Rajasthan
In 1730 A.D.
– Based on a true story in Jodhpur,
Rajasthan
In 1730 A.D.
Amrita Devi, a bishnoi woman lived in
Khejardi, a village in Jodhpur district of
Rajasthan
The Bishnois are the members of...
The name was derived from the
Khejri trees which were in abundance
in the village
Amrita Devi
Maharaja Abhai Singh
Asu, Ratni, Bhagubai [Amrita Devi’s daughters]
Giridhar Bhandari- the minister
The chief ...
On a Tuesday morning, when Amrita Devi was
at home with her three daughters, she learnt
that a number of people had disrup...
A party of maharaja Abhai Singh, ruler
of Jodhpur descended on this village to
fell green Khejri trees for burning lime
fo...
Amrita Devi protested against the king’s
men attempting to cut green trees as it is
prohibited in Bishnoi religion.
“If a ...
Amrita offered her head
The axes which were brought to cut the
trees severed her head and her three
young daughters
The felling of green trees was
continued, but this sacrifice started a
mass movement- The Chipko
Movement of the 20th cent...
For every green tree to be cut, one Bishnoi
volunteer sacrificed his/her life.
363 Bishnois became martyrs
It completely s...
Honouring the courage of the Bishnoi
community, the maharaja apologised
for the mistake
The king was moved by the
uncomplaining nature of simple and
kind hearted people issued a royal
decree
Felling of green trees and hunting of animals are
strictly prohibited
If by mistake any individual violates this order, he...
Amrita devi  the guardian angel of woods
Amrita devi  the guardian angel of woods
Amrita devi  the guardian angel of woods
Amrita devi  the guardian angel of woods
Amrita devi  the guardian angel of woods
Amrita devi  the guardian angel of woods
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  1. 1. THE TREE HUGGER – Based on a true story in Jodhpur, Rajasthan In 1730 A.D.
  2. 2. – Based on a true story in Jodhpur, Rajasthan In 1730 A.D.
  3. 3. Amrita Devi, a bishnoi woman lived in Khejardi, a village in Jodhpur district of Rajasthan The Bishnois are the members of a community of nature worshippers
  4. 4. The name was derived from the Khejri trees which were in abundance in the village
  5. 5. Amrita Devi Maharaja Abhai Singh Asu, Ratni, Bhagubai [Amrita Devi’s daughters] Giridhar Bhandari- the minister The chief woodcutter The tribal chief Bishnoi community people
  6. 6. On a Tuesday morning, when Amrita Devi was at home with her three daughters, she learnt that a number of people had disrupted the peace of her little green village
  7. 7. A party of maharaja Abhai Singh, ruler of Jodhpur descended on this village to fell green Khejri trees for burning lime for the construction of a new palace
  8. 8. Amrita Devi protested against the king’s men attempting to cut green trees as it is prohibited in Bishnoi religion. “If a tree is saved even at the cost of one’s head, it is worth it”, said Amrita
  9. 9. Amrita offered her head The axes which were brought to cut the trees severed her head and her three young daughters
  10. 10. The felling of green trees was continued, but this sacrifice started a mass movement- The Chipko Movement of the 20th century
  11. 11. For every green tree to be cut, one Bishnoi volunteer sacrificed his/her life. 363 Bishnois became martyrs It completely shook the tree felling party They left and informed the maharaja
  12. 12. Honouring the courage of the Bishnoi community, the maharaja apologised for the mistake
  13. 13. The king was moved by the uncomplaining nature of simple and kind hearted people issued a royal decree
  14. 14. Felling of green trees and hunting of animals are strictly prohibited If by mistake any individual violates this order, he/she will be prosecuted Even the members of the ruling family must not shoot animals

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