गोटूल: माडिया-कोईतुर समाज और जीवन दर्शन को समझने का एक बहुआयामी केंद्र

फ़ोटो : बस्तर में स्थित एक गोटूल (वेर्रिएर एल्विन, 1940) गडचिरोली और माडिया (कोईतुर) आदिवासी पहचान बताते हुए शहरी लोगों

‘Is this the Democracy of India’? : A letter to the fellow youth by Lingaram Kodopi

Ligaram Kodopi is a Bastar based Adivasi journalist who was has been actively reporting on atrocities in the region. His recent

मेरा आदिवासी होना ही काफी है!

Photo: मोरपल्ली गांव (दंतेवाड़ा) की मडकम नंदे अपने बच्चों के साथ। मडकम के गांव को 2011 में सुरक्षा बलों ने

What do Adivasis have at stake in the resistance against CAA and NRC?

On 9 December, the Lok Sabha passed the controversial Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 which mandates that Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains,

सुन्हेरसिंह ताराम ने तीन दशक पुरानी पत्रिका “गोंडवाना दर्शन” से बदला कोइतुर-आदिवासी विमर्श

सन 1916, कोईतूर सामाजिक आंदोलन के इतिहास में एक महत्वपूर्ण दौर की शुरुवात थी, जिसमें कोईतूर समाज के बुद्धिजीवियों द्वारा

How will the Citizenship Amendment Act affect Adivasis? Reflections from Jharkhand

It’s not just Muslims, all Adivasis following indigenous belief systems are under threat!  On 12 December 2019, under the right-wing

“तुम आदिवासी हो मगर लगती तो नहीं हो”: शिक्षण संस्थानों में आदिवासी स्त्री संघर्ष

यह तीन भाग श्रृंखला का पहला लेख है। लेखिका नीतिशा आगामी दूसरे भाग में अपने जेएनयू के अनुभवों के बारे

Komaram Bheem: A forgotten Adivasi leader who gave the slogan ‘Jal Jangal Jameen’

It is not very often that one hears name of Komaram Bheem in the line of great Adivasi/tribal leaders of the country. Though, he

नियमगिरि: अस्पताल की जगह तेजी से खुल रही पुलिस छावनियां, हो रही अवैध गिरफ्तारी

ओड़िशा के कालाहांडी और रायगढ़ा जिले के बीच स्थित नियमगिरि में डोंगरिया कोंध आदिवासी इन दिनों तरह-तरह की मौसमी बीमारियों

How Sunher Singh Taram transformed Koitur-Adivasi discourse with Gondwana Darshan—a three-decade-old magazine

With the founding of the Gondwana Mahasabha by the Koitur intellectuals, the year 1916 marked the beginning of a historic

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In the ongoing war between State and Maoists in Central India, it is the Adivasis- the indigenous people of region who have been the main victims of violence from either side. While memories of Salwa Judum, Internally Displaced People, Prison etc. are still alive haunting their present, some are trying to find ways ahead from their murky pasts.

Humans of Gondwana is a Facebook Page that explores stories from Tribal heartland of Central Gondwana region in India. These stories also bring out unheard realities of Adivasi lives, sandwiched between State-Naxal conflict. Following is a Photo Essay, consisting of stories from Humans of Gondwana Facebook Page on the mentioned theme:

“Rajag is the name of our village. It is a part of Achanakmar Tiger Reserve, Bilaspur. We don’t even remember, how long have we been living here for. We did not do any farming during my childhood; everything we needed was gathered from the jungle. We used to get – grass for making brooms, leaves for making plates, bamboo for baskets, Mahua, Chaar and many other fruits from the forest. Population has certainly increased but still there is no scarcity of anything yet. Many have made permanent houses and have started farming now. Few days earlier Forest Ranger came and told us to vacate our village. Everything we own or possess in our life is here in the forest. Where do we go now? Even if we relocate, we aren’t sure of getting everything (from forest) in the new place. How long will government compensation last? But if we stay here “neither we’d perish the forest, nor it’d let us die.”

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