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.