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The Misunderstood Identity Of Adivasis: An Overview

Chhotelal Kumar  Adivasis are often referred to as ‘aboriginal’, ‘autochthonous’, or ‘tribal’. However, the government classified them as Scheduled Tribes, which is more of an administrative status than a meaningful community classification. This classification generalises everyone, and it is an example of colonial continuity. However, there is a distinction between being Adivasi and being Tribal. …


Adivasis overcoming the Corona pandemic: An Adivasi perspective

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Chevuri Sathish Kumar The Adivasis have resided in different geographical locations throughout India. This includes majorly tribes-dominated areas in Jharkhand, northeastern states and central India, western India and also in south India. Since the UNO’s declaration in 1993 of the international decade of the indigenous peoples, the category Adivasi has become a powerful point of …


A reply to Mr Katju

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  Archana Sigh & Arvind Mr Markandey Katju in an article for FirstPost worried about the cause of Scheduled Castes, saying reservations are psychological crutches for them and the caste system is perpetuated by reservations. He wrote this article in reply to the article of Kailash Jeengar, Asst Professor of Law, Campus Law Centre, Delhi …


Issues with 10% Upper Caste Reservation: “Politics of Presence” or “Electoral Strategy”?

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Rajanikanta Gochhayat Is the latest quota move by the NDA government led by BJP an issue of group representation of the upper castes or an electoral strategy before the 2019 general election? It is both the ‘politics of presence’ and ‘electoral strategies’, bringing some inputs to the reservation debate too. The ‘politics of presence’ talks …


ಅಪರಾಧಿ ಗುರುತಿನ ಪೊರೆ ಕಳಚುತ್ತಿರುವ ಗಂಟಿಚೋರರು


  ಡಾ. ಅರುಣ್ ಜೋಳದಕೂಡ್ಲಿಗಿ (Dr Arun Joladkudligi) ಈಚೆಗೆ ನಾನು ಕೈಗೊಂಡ ಸಂಶೋಧನಾ ಕೃತಿ ‘ಗಂಟಿಚೋರ ಸಮುದಾಯ’ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಡಾ.ಬಿ.ಆರ್.ಅಂಬೇಡ್ಕರ್ ಸಂಶೋಧನ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಿಂದ ಪ್ರಕಟವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ. ಈ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆಯ ಸಂಕ್ಷಿಪ್ತ ಫಲಿತಗಳನ್ನು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹಂಚಿಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಪ್ರಯತ್ನಿಸುವೆ. ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ್ಯ ಬಂದು 69 ವರ್ಷವಾದರೂ ಕೆಲವು ಚಿಕ್ಕಪುಟ್ಟ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಸಮಗ್ರ ಮಾಹಿತಿ ಅಲಭ್ಯವಾಗಿದೆ. ಹೀಗೆ ಸಮುದಾಯಗಳ ಸರಿಯಾದ ಮಾಹಿತಿಗಳೇ ಅಲಭ್ಯವಾದಾಗ ಸರಕಾರ ಅಥವಾ ಪ್ರಭುತ್ವಗಳು ಕೈಗೊಳ್ಳುವ ಜನಕಲ್ಯಾಣದ ಯೋಜನೆಗಳು ದಿಕ್ಕು ತಪ್ಪುವ ಸಾಧ್ಯತೆ ಇರುತ್ತದೆ. ಇಂದು ಬದಲಾದ ಕಾಲಘಟ್ಟದ ಸೆಳೆತಕ್ಕೆ …