HOW TO USE THIS CD:

ICONS:
HOME BUTTON- located in all city pages. Returns user to Kerala home page.
NOTEPAD: screen comes out which allows you to take notes or copy text from the cd. press again it dissappears. (not yet working)
SEARCH ENGINE: can look up key words or concepts (not yet working) A screen will pop up listing all pages which contain the desired word.
HELP BUTTON- Takes user to this page.
AUDIO CONTROLLER: If there is audio on the page you will see this controller next to the HOME BUTTON, located on the bottom right of the page. It allows user to turn the audio on or off and change the volume. Sometimes audio will play automatically, but if not, press play on the audio controller. However before watching a video be sure to turn any audio off as they will conflict if played at the same time.

NAVIGATION:

The CD has various ways to navigate. For best results use Internet Explorer as your web browser.

BACK AND FORWARD ARROWS: Allows user to navigate back and forth. When going backwards it will return user to the page directly proceeding the present one.

After clicking on one of the districts you will be brought to the DISTRICT PAGE. At the bottom the state or district you chose will be listed, as seen in the image above. The DISTRICT INFO frame provides some general info about the district you chose.
The topics frame has a thumbnail picture of each topic you can explore. If you take your mouse over one of the topics, it will light up, and in the TOPICS INFO frame a few sentences will pop up giving a brief explanation of what each topic is about.
Once you have chosen which topic to explore, click on it and you will be brought to that respective page.

DISTRICT PAGE

 

Here is a typical TOPIC PAGE.

On the left hand is the SUBJECT TEXT FRAME which provides the information, wether its ethnographic material, interviews etc, on the topic chosen. It is within this section that you will find LINKS TO VIDEOS which are highlighted. Click on this and a video will pop up where the image is. *NOTE: Turn off audio clips before watching movies

In the IMAGE frame are pictures that go along with the text. Use the SCROLL BUTTONS, the arrows, to scroll through the pictures. Underneath each image is a brief CAPTION explaining the picture.

The RELATED TOPICS frame lists topics that are related to the subject chosen, or is a sub-topic of the main subject. Either way it is usually a good idea to click on them after you finish exploring the page. The bottom frame is known as the PLACE-SUBJECT frame and lists the city or STATE you are visiting, Next to that is listed the CURRENT TOPIC you have chosen along with all the TOPICS VISITED or the sub-topics. In the example above it begans with the PALAKKAD, the state you are visiting. From the DISTRICT PAGE you then chose TRIBES as the subject you wanted to explore. The rest are sub-topics so it reads like this TRIBES: IRULA: FUNERAL: FIELD NOTES: and finally POSSESSION RITUAL which is the CURRENT TOPIC. IRULA is the TRIBE you chose, within that you visited a FUNERAL and so on. These links also act as a navigation bar, meaning you can click on any of them and it will take you to that topic.

TEXT SIZE BUTTON Its possible to change the size of the text by clicking the button in the browser which says "Larger" or "Smaller". If this button is not available, you can change text size from the "View" pull down list at the top- choose "Text zoom"

A BIBLIOGRAPHY has been included for further references.

A GLOSSARY has been given of Indian terms commonly used.

A list of people we met, who may be of help to other researchers and such, will also be included in the CONTACT NETWORK section.

Malayalam calendar is also included