The world is a big place and as difficult as this might be to believe, there are some places where civilization has yet to reach. The perfect example of this is the Sentinelese Island where aboriginal tribes still strive. These tribes don’t take kindly to visitors, but everything changed when a clever woman figured out a way to make first contact.
20. Andaman Islands
The Andaman Isles are located between India and Myanmar. While these islands might make for a perfect exotic vacation spot, there is one island that no one is allowed to access because there’s people living there.
19. A Hidden Place
The Sentineles Island is hidden in the Andaman Isles and the Indian government forbids everyone from stepping foot on it. Even though some say that the Indian government is a bit too drastic, there is actually a pretty good reason why no one is allowed to visit the Sentineles Island.
18. Unknown Population
The Santinel Island is inhabited by aboriginal tribes which never had contact with the civilized world. The tribesman are not that friendly and they will shoot arrows at whoever tries o get close to the island, even at planes.
17. Indigenous Tribes
The tribes are not only dangerous, but they also have great historical value and the Indian government doesn’t want anyone to disturb them. There have been a couple of people who tried to visit the island, but they never came back to tell their story.
16. What Happened To Them?
Everyone eho has ever tried to visit the island didn’t come back to tell what happened there. Officials believe that they might have been to scared or simply refused to tell wat they’ve witnessed.
15. Interesting Place
Even though this is not a safe place for visitors, the story of the tribes intrigues many people and of on them is Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay.
14. Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay
Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay has studied everything there is to know about the Sentineles Island since she was back in high school. She always wanted to visit this location, but she didn’t want to meet the tribe that still lives there on the island.
13. Special Method
The Doctor knew that many have tried to make first contact with the aboriginal tribes and failed, so she needed to come up with a different way of approaching them. She knew that visiting the Sentineles Island was a big risk and she was willing to take it.
12. Different Culture
The unique culture of the aboriginal tribes intrigued Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay so much that she would spend days and nights coming up with different ways to approach the tribesmen. It didn’t take long for her to finally muster up the courage to hire a boat to take her there.
11. Peace Offerings
Knowing that she would take a big risk approaching the tribesmen, the Doctor purchased lots of coconuts, something that the island doesn’t have, so that she could hand them as a peace offering.
Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay started handing out coconuts to the tribesmen from her boat. It didn’t take long for the tribesmen to taste the coconuts and they invited her on shore. The woman was in awe.
9. Rare Experience
Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay couldn’t believe that she was being invited to step foot on the Sentineles Island, but she was happy that this was happening. To make things even better, the tribeswomen started taking a liking to her.
8. Happy Dance
The aboriginal women were doing a special dance as a way to celebrate the coconuts that the doctor brought them and they invited her to dance with them as well. This is when a special friendship started.
After Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay visited the island for a couple of times, the tribesmen started having so much trust in her that they even let her hold their babies. Isn’t this amazing?
6. Incredible Woman
Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay is an incredible woman and there is no doubt about that. She managed to achieve what others failed and she did it all by only using her wits.
5. A Tense Moment
The doctor admits that she was a little bit scared when she first arrived on the island. Although, who can blame her for this? Especially when knowing that the tribesmen are not the friendlies bunch.
4. One Of Their Own
A couple of months passed and the Doctor was considered as one of their own. This is the first time that this happened ever since the aboriginal tribes from the Sentineles Island were discovered.
3. Leaving Them Alone
Even though Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay managed to earn the trust of the tribesmen, she hopes that others will not try to follow in her footsteps. She would like for the tribes to be left in peace.
2. Sweet Bananas
As we can see in this picture, the people who live on the island love sweet things. Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay made the right decision when she purchased coconuts and brought them to the island.
1. Studying The Culture
The most important thing about this story is that Doctor Madhumala Chattopadhyay got a chance to study the amazing culture of these people who live their lives free. The Doctor’s books about her experience on the island are now mandatory reads in colleges.