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Jai Sreekumar V

Executive Director

Mr. Jaisreekumar is a renowned Cultural Anthropologist hailing from Kerala, India. With an illustrious academic journey that traversed through prestigious institutions like the University of Calicut, University of Madras, and Pondicherry Central University, he has established himself as a distinguished expert in his field.

Throughout his career, Mr. Jaisreekumar's research has been centered around the study of various indigenous communities in Kerala, including the Kadar community of Athirappilly, Irular of Attappady, Eravalan community of Chittur, and Paniya community of Wayanad. His work has been particularly focused on understanding different aspects of their cultures, exploring cultural transitions, and shedding light on the challenges of resource alienation faced by these marginalized groups.

In 2014, driven by a passion to create positive change and empower the society he deeply cares about, Mr. Jaisreekumar co-founded the Totem Resource Centre. This center stands as a testament to his commitment and the determination of like-minded individuals who share the vision of building a better and more inclusive society.

Beyond his academic pursuits, Mr. Jaisreekumar has actively contributed to the empowerment of students from marginalized communities. His association with CREST Calicut provided a platform to train and mentor these students, enabling them to secure admissions in prestigious institutions across the country. Such efforts reflect his unwavering dedication to promoting education and fostering equal opportunities for all.

In recognition of his expertise and contribution to the indigenous communities, Mr. Jaisreekumar was honored as a delegate from India at the International Ethnic Symposium held in Belem, Brazil, in August 2018. This global platform allowed him to share insights and exchange ideas with other eminent scholars from around the world.

Mr. Jaisreekumar's work continues to inspire and uplift both the academic community and society at large. His vision, combined with his unwavering commitment to social change, makes him an invaluable asset to the Totem Resource Centre and a driving force behind its mission to create a more equitable and harmonious world.

Jai Sreekumar V
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