Friday, 2 December, 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

Prannoy Roy in Abu Dhabi

You can call NDTV elitist, anglicised. But it defended democracy, gave us Ravish Kumar

In all these years of covering elections on NDTV, I do not recall a single occasion when I was asked or even hinted to say or not say something. I disagreed with Prannoy Roy off-screen and on-screen and that was never a problem.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.