Self-rule by Adivasis could end Maoism

Adivasis make 99% of the Maoist movement, and most of them are fighting to save their forest, land and dignity

Can Baiga millet be part of mainstream?

Sikiya is an extra produce the Baigas get without even cultivating it. It has about 12 to 12.5 per cent protein.

The forest in Shanti teacher's classroom

Shanthi Kunjan, an Adivasi and degree-holder, is a primary school teacher. She wants education for tribal students to be relevant and accessible

The indigenous doctors and Healers of Chhattisgarh

Knowledge and a respect for ecology still enables the local traditional healers to ensure immense faith and following by Chhattisgarh folk.

An Anti-Forest Policy: Rhetoric or Sleight of Hand?

A government intent on “building on our rich cultural heritage” and “participatory”, would provide the adivasis rightful space for self-governance

This Indian Language can be written by only 100 people

The need for a standard language for education and administration is more urgent in the conflicted regions the Gondi tribes inhabit

Bridging urban-rural divide

Cooperative initiatives that involve urban and rural people to solve problems of villages as well as cities, help to bridge the rural-urban divide

Todas: The Naturalistic People

The values these people espouse are linked to the fact that their sacred homeland is now at the heart of India’s very first biosphere reserve.

Taking firm root: A cooperative success story off Salem

Member-farmers do not cultivate the same crop; the produce is purchased by the society; and farmers are debt-free.

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