Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicAdivasi

Topic: Adivasi

Meet Chuni Kotal, the Dalit Advasi woman from Bengal who battled stigma in Indian education

Kotal was the first woman from the Lodha Savaras tribe to graduate and became an idol for the new generation of Dalit Adivasis and women.

India’s Brahmins, Baniyas gained from English. BJP-RSS want to deny that to Dalits, Adivasis

First Brahmins benefited from the pro-English agitations of Tamil people. Now Amit Shah's agenda is harming Shudra/Dalit/Adivasi global job prospects.

Jharkhand MLAs question govt on ‘police repression’ of tribals, demand inquiry into deaths

The MLAs cited a report by ThePrint Hindi, published on 15 March, on alleged police repression against Adivasis in the state. Investigation ongoing in some cases, say Jharkhand Police.

When Nehru was asked what India’s stance towards tribals should be, he said ‘humility’

In ‘Being Adivasi’, Meenakshi Natarajan writes that Nehru believed we should neither consider tribal beliefs inferior nor impose our rituals and thoughts on them.

Meet Kanaka Raju, 80, Padma Shri awardee who has kept tribal folk dance Gussadi alive

A veteran practitioner of the folk dance Gussadi, Kanaka Raju emphasises the need for financial support to save the tradition from dying out

Latest war cries against Naxals are absurd. Go visit Bastar, a war is already on

Every major police casualty ignites the demand for security forces to be given a ‘free hand’. But no state govt has restrained its forces in the last 15 years.

Adivasis are not Hindus. Lazy colonial census gave them the label

There is a reason Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren's statement at Harvard's India Conference that Adivasis were never Hindus rattled the BJP and RSS.

Hemant Soren’s divide-and-rule Adivasi politics at Harvard is against Birsa Munda’s vision

Jharkhand CM Soren may have played into the hands of modern-day missionaries or possibly acted at the behest of the conversion bogey.

Maoists surrendered for family life, fatherhood. They now find it was snatched long ago

In 2012, I wrote about the first surrendered Naxal to undergo reverse vasectomy and 'reclaim the right to fatherhood'. Last month, I learnt he still couldn’t bear a child.

Aakrosh, Om Puri’s masterclass in the art of silence, is especially powerful after Hathras

Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, Amrish Puri and Smita Patil star in Govind Nihalani's 1980 directorial debut that explores caste politics and the oppression of Adivasis.

On Camera

YourTurn

Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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