From Anarchy In Action

The Paliyans are an egalitarian, immediate-return foraging people in south India.[1]

The website Peaceful Societies summarizes:

"The Paliyans have a very atomistic, anarchistic society, with each individual making his or her own decisions. They have a strong desire for autonomy, which shows up in their psychological structures. They refrain from forming emotional ties except within their nuclear families. Ties with other relatives will be friendly but not effusive. They emphasize their autonomy through their code of nonviolence—and they will express their belief that one should turn the other cheek if one is struck in the face."[2]

  1. James Woodburn, "Egalitarian Societies," Man 17, no. 3 (1982): 433.
  2. "Paliyans," Peaceful Societies,