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
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
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.
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
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.
Behind the rise of Modi is the collective angst against perceived injustices of the Congress, an anti-Muslim stance and Sangh’s spadework
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
Birsa Munda statues in Jharkhand are sites of appropriation for politicians and live memory for Adivasis
The claims of several religions on Adivasis in Gujarat ignore the stark realities of their lives
Adivasis in Kerala have got a raw deal from all governments, which have systematically dispossessed them of their land
In the states of Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, organised religion has interacted with the local tribal faith in different ways
The Gandhian philosophy holds that morality is a holy divine system, which a person experiences naturally and internally on his own. This moral awakening...
Contrary to what upper caste activists tend to project, Adivasis can negotiate with the Indian state on their own terms
Meeting an Adivasi woman reminds me of my mother and their common love for Mother Nature
The assertion of an Adivasi identity has stonewalled the Sangh Parivar’s project in Jharkhand to incorporate Adivasis into the larger Hindu fold
The unabated exploitation of Adivasis and their land for resources may well lead to their extinction from their homeland
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 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...
A poem that shames the destroyers of adivasi culture
When one enters the Adivasi world, one lives a different time, a different space, a different vibe
The Baigas remain one of the most vulnerable Adivasi groups in India
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...
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...
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
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...