After years of coercion and co-option, Adivasis are fighting for their religious identity and rights, forcing political parties to take note.
When one enters the Adivasi world, one lives a different time, a different space, a different vibe
A poem that shames the destroyers of adivasi culture
The Adivasis of the Chota Nagpur plateau have their own vision of the world, a vision once again under threat by the so-called ‘civilised’ forces of the world
With the Centre dragging its feet owing to resistance from the RSS, it would be a long haul before Adivasis have their own Sarna code
The unabated exploitation of Adivasis and their land for resources may well lead to their extinction from their homeland
The assertion of an Adivasi identity has stonewalled the Sangh Parivar’s project in Jharkhand to incorporate Adivasis into the larger Hindu fold
Contrary to what upper caste activists tend to project, Adivasis can negotiate with the Indian state on their own terms
The Gandhian philosophy holds that morality is a holy divine system, which a person experiences naturally and internally on his own. This moral awakening arises from sensing divinity.
Tribal sportspersons have amazing talent. They are devoted and have high endurance. They are comfortable playing even on the hottest days without losing their spirit
Adivasis don’t fall into the lingual traps of modernity. In their philosophical tradition, they are more realistic and scientific than any society
The Adivasi folksongs, if one deeply examines, not only carry the mundane poetic beauty of their lives but it reflects their struggles against the 'development' that so-called civilised wants to impose.
In the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, organised religion has interacted with the local tribal faith in different ways
Adivasis in Kerala have got a raw deal from all governments, which have systematically dispossessed them of their land
The Baigas remain one of the most vulnerable Adivasi groups in India
The claims of Hindus and Christians on the Adivasis in Gujarat correctly perceive the importance of the 'tribal vote' but end up ignoring the stark realities of tribal life and identity.
Life assumes a different hue when you see it beyond the GDP, as you can hear the poetry of silence and ambivalence that Bastar weaves. Excerpts from award-winning book, 'The Death Script'
Birsa Munda statues in Jharkhand are sites of appropriation for politicians and live memory for Adivasis
Meeting an Adivasi woman reminds me of my mother and their common love for Mother Nature