Culture  /  Published 15.06.19

Stories of the Santhals, by the Santhals

The painting on the wall shows two ebony male figures with bows and arrows. “Sidhu and Kanhu,” says Ruby Hembrom, by way of introduction. “They are very important for us, the Santhals. This pain...
By Manasi Shah

Jharkhand  /  Published 24.12.19

Tribal mistrust cost BJP dearly

Prime Minister Narendra Modi during an election rally in Gumla on November 26 had urged the tribals to vote for the BJP, saying that it was the Adivasis who turned prince Ram into “maryada purushott...
By Raj Kumar in Ranchi

Opinion  /  Published 26.10.19

The enduring radiance of Ambedkar

The Indian Constitution recognized two social groups as especially disadvantaged: the scheduled castes, known in everyday language as Dalits; and the scheduled tribes, commonly known as Adivasis. Both...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 05.07.19

India's Northeast: Sites of strife

Ironically — or perhaps tragically — the most beautiful parts of our country are also those most ridden with conflict and violence. They include the vale of Kashmir, the forests of Central India (...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 22.05.19

How Hindutva sees Dalits and adivasis

While petitioning the court, beseeching judicial intervention to prevent the killing of wild animals in the districts of Bankura, Purulia, and East and West Midnapore during the traditional hunting fe...
By Uddalak Mukherjee


North East  /  Published 23.04.20

Plea on ‘safe eating’ for Adivasis

The Assam Tea Tribes Students Association (ATTSA) on Thursday urged the state government to issue an advisory to garden hospitals and management authorities on “safe eating habits” for the communi...
By Manoj Kumar Ojha in Doomdooma


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