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The <i>Adivasi</i> Land Question in the Neoliberal Era

Rajesh Bhattacharya, Snehashish Bhattacharya, and Kaveri Gill

in The Land Question in India: State, Dispossession, and Capitalist Transition

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198792444
eISBN:
9780191834431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792444.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

Since the mid-1980s, the Indian state has enacted a series of radical legislations granting administrative autonomy to tribal communities (adivasis) and recognizing their community rights over ... More


Cinematic Imagining of the New Indian Citizen

Peter Sutoris

in Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter contains an analysis of a sample of Films Division documentaries that instruct the viewers to adopt a lifestyle perceived by government leaders as one conducive to development. Through ... More


Collective Memory and Pluralistic Identity

Michael Gottlob

in History and Politics in Post-Colonial India

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198072485
eISBN:
9780199080731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198072485.003.0004
Subject:
History, Historiography

This chapter is divided into three parts. The first discusses the emergence of communalist interpretations of Indian past and their political implications. It also relates to the Indian scepticism ... More


Folk Shaktism Life with the Goddess

June McDaniel

in Offering Flowers, Feeding Skulls: Popular Goddess Worship in West Bengal

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195167900
eISBN:
9780199849970
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195167900.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Hinduism

This chapter discusses folk and tribal Shaktism. Topics covered include concepts of goddess among the Adivasis (those who first lived on the land) and in folk Hinduism; possession and asceticism in ... More


Invoking Human Rights: Dalits and the Politics of Caste Violence in Gujarat

Gopika Solanki

in Human Rights: India and the West

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199453528
eISBN:
9780199085361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199453528.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Caste inequality is a daily struggle in India. Tracing on-going cases filed under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (1989) that penalizes violence against ... More


Leveraging Labour

Richa Kumar

in Rethinking Revolutions: Soyabean, Choupals, and the Changing Countryside in Central India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199465330
eISBN:
9780199087013
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199465330.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies, Science, Technology and Environment

The sixth chapter studies the relationship between farmers and farm labour focusing on the soyabean harvest. It shows how soyabean cultivation and the subsequent intensification of cultivation in ... More


Literacies and Power: Looking for Adivasi Voice in Education1

Shivali Tukdeo

in India's Children: Essays on Social Policy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199455287
eISBN:
9780199085316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199455287.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter grapples with two distinct yet tangled threads that are part of the contemporary discourse on education among Adivasis. First, the image of Adivasi communities remains frozen in past, ... More


The Roots of the Periphery: A History of the Gonds of Deccan India

Bhangya Bhukya

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780199468089
eISBN:
9780199087440
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199468089.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History, Social History

Exploring the history of the Gonds of Deccan India, the book traces the genealogy of the periphery in the Indian subcontinent. The idea of ‘periphery’ in India is shaped by narratives of wildness, ... More


Visions of Development: Films Division of India and the Imagination of Progress, 1948–75

Peter Sutoris

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780190608323
eISBN:
9780190663001
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190608323.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This book examines the Indian state's postcolonial development ideology between Independence in 1947 and the Emergency of 1975-77. It pioneers a novel methodology for the study of development thought ... More


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