Turning the Tide – The Fishing Community of Andhra Pradesh

Director: S. Vijay Gopal
Duration: 53 min, 11 sec

The boatmen of Andhra Pradesh belong to Nolia’s community. This community is further sub-divided into two castes, Jalia and Khalashi. The film provides useful information in order to understand the lifestyle and culture of the community. They use their traditional boats – Ishuvashel and Kattuwalam. The Nolia community spreads from Amonipatnam to Naloor district. They celebrate an annual festival in remembrance of their goddess ‘Grāma Devī’.

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