About the Photographer
Jayanti Buruda hails from a small village called Serpalli in Odisha. She is the first female journalist from the district and her tribe, Koya. She graduated in MA in 2012 from JMC at Central University, Koraput that is 150km away from Malkangiri.
When her parents didn't give her permission to pursue her education, she ran away from home and with the help of her friends finished her graduation. She worked in Bhubaneswar till 2015 and moved back home. For the last six years she has been getting to understand her home town and trying and finding ways to contribute and better the lives of her tribe and nearby villages.