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The Adivasi World: One With The Earth

Introduction

The Adivasi World: One With The Earth

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

Coercion and co-option: A saffron flag atop a Sarna flag Photo: Chinki Sinha

If you sign this paper we will become brothers. We will no longer fight. We will give you this land and these waters “as long as the grass shall grow and the rivers run.”

The lands and waters they gave us did not belong to them to give. Under false pretenses we signed. After drugging by drink, we signed. With a mass of gunpower pointed at us, we signed. With a flotilla of war ships at our shores, we signed. We are still signing. We have found no peace in this act of signing.

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