Category Archives: Accountability

Audio | On the need to think harder about the living relatives of indigenous people and not simply treat their human remains as “artifacts”.

Listen to the full interviews from 19:00 on BBC RADIO 4, 3 May 2018 >> The speed of discovery is mesmerizing […] Who owns ancient DNA? A recent article in the journal Science argues that we need to think harder … Continue reading

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Striving for a “just, free and equitable society” by combating human trafficking, slavery and child labour: Shakti Vahini – Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa & West Bengal

Shakti Vahini visions, aspires and strives for Just, Free and Equitable society. We consider it a duty of every citizen to have social concerns and strive for the progress and development of society. In our efforts and struggle to achieve … Continue reading

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Hopes for women’s empowerment: An unusual election victory in poverty-ridden Gadchiroli district – Maharashtra

The Newtons of Gadchiroli: tribals rise to power in local body polls Read the full story here >> […] This year, when Bollywood gave us Newton, the dark comedy about India’s democratic system, the tribals of Gadchiroli decided to give themselves … Continue reading

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Tip | Understanding India’s legislation known as Forest Rights Act and its relevance for tribal communities

Rajshree Chandra, The Indian Express, March 17, 2018 | Read the full article >> The FRA was enacted in 2006 with the aim of protecting the claims of tribal communities over tracts of land or forests they have inhabited and cultivated … Continue reading

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Tribal Identity and Resistance Narratives: Papers presented for “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Plenary session 2: Tribal Identity and Resistance Narratives Chaired by: Padmashri Prof. Anvita Abbi, Formerly Professor in Linguistics, JNU, New Delhi, currently Hon. Director, Centre for Oral and Tribal Literature, Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi & President, Linguistic Society of India. … Continue reading

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