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Kerala coastal highway: Fisherfolk without land rights are sitting ducks for corporate land grabs

Ibin Nayakam My friends and I, youngsters from the fishing community, were playing football on the shore as we often do. Suddenly, we saw a line of pink stones on the shore. We used them as goalposts for our game that day. But the pink stones revealed a great injustice that was about to befall …


Caste, Climate change and enlarging multidimensional poverty in India

With spatial reference to Yavatmal Sachin Kamal Introduction The vulnerable section of society is always more at risk than the privileged one. Caste is the tool of systemic oppression in Indian society, divided by the social hierarchy. The rigid system is divided by the unequal distribution of power, resources, respect and assumption of competence. The …


Caste and Climate Justice

Uday Kukde

  Uday Kukde Many international environmental and climate change organisations like The Climate Reality Project, Greenpeace, Fridays for Future, WWF are doing a good job by raising the issue of climate justice. Climate Justice is one of the main issues we should talk about while advocating the climate change movement. These organisations also work through …


Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

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  Rajendra Jadhav India & Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspective of Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Asia Dalit Rights Forum has published its report on India & Sustainable Development Goals through the Perspective of Dalit Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction in the side event of High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in New York city …


Indigenous technology of climate prediction among a Tamil Dalit community

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by Thamburaj Dharmaraj Valluvar community is referred extensively in ancient Tamil literature as ‘masters of astronomical calculations as well as predictions based on that’.  The author of the renowned classical Tamil text ‘Thirukkural’, Thiruvalluvar, is believed to be the offspring of this community.  Though it has valid literary and historical evidences of being a literate …