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Land Dispossession: Attack On Adivasiness

Chhotelal Kumar  Adivasis’ claims over land do not just demand material rights but also the recognition of their unique identity or, in other words, Adivasiness. Adivasis of Jharkhand recently marched over 175 kilometres from Latehar to Ranchi over four days to stage a dharna in front of Raj Bhawan on Monday, April 25 and submit …

Features

Mirabai Chanu – Bahujan, Brahmin or just Meitei?

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  Khakhlari  How digital activism narratives around the athlete exposed structural racism towards the ‘chinky northeasterner’ When Mirabai made news as the first woman to score a medal at the Tokyo Olympics, people across several socio-political factions were quick to claim her. Her win evoked nationalistic pride and sentiments and celebratory posts poured in. A …

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Understanding Tribal Culture: The Perspective from Within

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  Balaka Chattaraj The terms Tribe and Adivasi have been historically misinterpreted in academia. The Tribal and Adivasi culture have always been explained and argued from the colonial standpoint and caste epistemology. The two popular epistemologies have always painted Tribes and Adivasis in one particular manner, first as savage and second as under-developed. The caste …

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‘Chak De! India’ and Women’s Hockey

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  Khakhlari Recently the Indian women’s field hockey team made headlines as they qualified for the Olympic semi-finals for the first time in Tokyo. Quite predictably and not without fair reason, Chak De! India started trending. In the fervor of the win, jubilant fans drew parallels between the team and the movie. Shah Rukh Khan …

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Charisma without Organizational Leadership is Abortive for Dalit Politics

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Rahul Sonpimple Charisma is elusive yet the most common term to define leadership. Charismatic leadership is usually perceived as essential and assenting, specifically in politics. However, the history of charismatic leadership may not allow one to continue with such romanticism. Nazism led by Hitler and Italian Fascism led by Mussolini are the two most discussed …

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Call for Law Interns

Call for Interns

  Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project Call for Law Interns The Criminal Justice and Police Accountability Project (CPAProject) is a research and litigation intervention working to build accountability against the unjust criminalisation of marginalised communities, and towards decarceration. We are looking for legal interns for remote internships from November 2020 to January 2021. The work …