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Muslim supporters of the BJP during an election rally in Gujarat

A Divided Muslim Vote In Gujarat Will Only Pave The Way For BJP

Shunned by both the BJP and the Congress, the Muslims of Gujarat feel a division of their votes would ultimately help the BJP to retain the power again in the state

02 December 2022

Gujarat Polls: Is Arvind Kejriwal's AAP A Challenge To Modi's BJP? Not Really

The AAP would not be able to do much in Gujarat, where the BJP is culturally well entrenched and Modi has lost none of his personal charisma


Why Aam Aadmi Party May Be More Than A Vote Divider In Gujarat Polls

It is Arvind Kejriwal who has set the agenda for the Gujarat Assembly elections 2022 when the BJP seeks a seventh term in PM Modi’s home state.


Is AAP’s Entry A Death Knell To Independent Adivasi Politics In Gujarat?

With the setback to parties like the BTP and growing religious and socio-economic stratification within the Adivasi community, the prospects of the proverbial Adivasi third front, however, remain distant

02 December 2022

Gujarat Elections: Can AAP's 'OTP Formula' And Populist Promises Break The Status Quo?

By setting the poll agenda with job and cash guarantees to the unemployed youth and erudite caste math, the AAP may steal a march over the BJP in some key constituencies.


How Rise Of The Phenomenon Called Modi Came To Rule The Roost In Gujarat

Behind the rise of Modi is the collective angst against perceived injustices of the Congress, an anti-Muslim stance and Sangh’s spadework

01 December 2022

How With Every Election Candidates’ Fortunes Rise Manifold In Gujarat

The loopholes in the guidelines of the Election Commission of India leaves a lot of scope for candidates to get away with poll expenses way beyond the sanctioned limits

02 December 2022

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The Politics Of Memory: Birsa Munda Statues In Jharkhand

Birsa Munda statues in Jharkhand are sites of appropriation for politicians and live memory for Adivasis

26 November 2022

26 November 2022
Will The Real Adivasi Stand Up In Gujarat?

Will The Real Adivasi Stand Up In Gujarat?

The claims of several religions on Adivasis in Gujarat ignore the stark realities of their lives


25 November 2022
Land Reforms: How Adivasis In Kerala Have Been Systematically Robbed Of Their Land

Land Reforms: How Adivasis In Kerala Have Been Systematically Robbed Of Their Land

Adivasis in Kerala have got a raw deal from all governments, which have systematically dispossessed them of their land


25 November 2022
How Tribals Are Guarding Indigenous Faith In The Northeast

How Tribals Are Guarding Indigenous Faith In The Northeast

In the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, organised religion has interacted with the local tribal faith in different ways


25 November 2022
Most Of The Tenets Of Gandhi's Philosophy Come From Adivasis

Most Of The Tenets Of Gandhi's Philosophy Come From Adivasis

The Gandhian philosophy holds that morality is a holy divine system, which a person experiences naturally and internally on his own. This moral awakening...


25 November 2022
Are Adivasis Being Taken For Granted?: The Politics Of Activism Among Adivasis

Are Adivasis Being Taken For Granted?: The Politics Of Activism Among Adivasis

Contrary to what upper caste activists tend to project, Adivasis can negotiate with the Indian state on their own terms


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26 November 2022
Tribal Diary: Sushma Asur And My Mother

Tribal Diary: Sushma Asur And My Mother

Meeting an Adivasi woman reminds me of my mother and their common love for Mother Nature


24 November 2022
Will Adivasis Be Able To Stave Off Attempts To Saffronise Them?

Will Adivasis Be Able To Stave Off Attempts To Saffronise Them?

The assertion of an Adivasi identity has stonewalled the Sangh Parivar’s project in Jharkhand to incorporate Adivasis into the larger Hindu fold


24 November 2022
The Colonialism Within: Adivasi Lands Being Colonised In Cahoots With Corporates

The Colonialism Within: Adivasi Lands Being Colonised In Cahoots With Corporates

The unabated exploitation of Adivasis and their land for resources may well lead to their extinction from their homeland


24 November 2022
Adivasis In Jharkhand Want Their Own Religion, Will RSS Let Them Have It?

Adivasis In Jharkhand Want Their Own Religion, Will RSS Let Them Have It?

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


24 November 2022
Why Adivasis Are Claiming Sarna As Their Religion

Why Adivasis Are Claiming Sarna As Their Religion

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...


24 November 2022
The Adivasi Writes Back

The Adivasi Writes Back

A poem that shames the destroyers of adivasi culture


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24 November 2022
The Adivasi World: One With The Earth

The Adivasi World: One With The Earth

When one enters the Adivasi world, one lives a different time, a different space, a different vibe


25 November 2022
Encountering ‘Development’: The Sad And Sorry State Of Baiga Tribals

Encountering ‘Development’: The Sad And Sorry State Of Baiga Tribals

The Baigas remain one of the most vulnerable Adivasi groups in India


21 November 2022
Jamshedpur Circa 1979: How A Riot Led To BJP’s Emergence As An Independent Political Force

Jamshedpur Circa 1979: How A Riot Led To BJP’s Emergence As An Independent Political Force

Vikram Raj revisits the riots that tore the industrial city of Jamshedpur in 1979 when Hindu fanatics held the entire city to ransom, killing more than 100...


21 November 2022
Congress In Northeast: Trying Hard To Make A Comeback

Congress In Northeast: Trying Hard To Make A Comeback

Reduced to almost a non-existent political entity as the BJP made inroads into the Northeast region by forging winning alliances, a moribund Congress is...


21 November 2022
Is Congress Emerging As A Credible Alternative To BJP?

Is Congress Emerging As A Credible Alternative To BJP?

The Congress needs to build a narrative to counter the BJP and get its act together to win back popular support in the Hindi hinterland


21 November 2022
Why Congress Needs To Evolve Into A Credible Force Again

Why Congress Needs To Evolve Into A Credible Force Again

The ‘Bharat Jodo Yatra’ gains significance in the sense that it offers ideological clarity to the party and may help it to energise the cadre and emerge as...


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