The question of who is an Adivasi appears political rather than technical. The politics is evident in the demands by groups like Janjati Suraksha Manch led by RSS ideologues and BJP workers actively propagate Hinduism among tribal belts to expel Adivasis converting to religions (other than Hinduism) from the ST list.
- Raunak shivhare
- Chhattisgarh Polls: Beyond Development, Bastar's Adivasis Continue Their Fight For Jal Jangal Jameen
Beyond Maoism and the Indian government’s punjiwadi development, Bastar’s Adivasis are realising that the fight is really between roti kapda makan and jal jangal jameen
BY Rakhi Bose November 21, 2023
- Chhattisgarh’s Teaching Troubles: Volunteer Teachers Face Double Whammy Of Job Insecurity And Threats From Maoists
Chhattisgarh’s ‘shikashadoots’ —volunteer teachers— have played a key role in integrating children back into the education system, but don’t have permanent employment. Besides lack of regularisation, they are also targeted by Maoists who often see them as government informers.
BY Raunak Shivhare November 13, 2023
About 300-400 voters in Tikampal gram sabha of Dantewada district in Bastar could not cast their votes in the first phase of assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. Here's why.
BY Rakhi Bose November 9, 2023
Elections 2023 in Bastar reveals the dual relationship of Adivasis with democracy and autonomy. Where one village votes for the first time since independence while another decides not to vote at all.
BY Rakhi Bose November 7, 2023
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