ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Adivasi Identity and Livelihoods in Contemporary India

Rethinking Tribe in Indian Context: Realities, Issues and Challenges edited by Bidhan Kanti Das and Rajat Kanti Das, Jaipur: Rawat Publications; pp xiv + 230, ₹ 895. Adivasis in India: Resources, Livelihoods and Institutions edited by Kailash Sarap and Venkatanarayana Motkuri, New Delhi: Bloomsbury; pp xviii + 279, ₹ 999.

Resisting Development, Theorising Resistance

Dispossession and Resistance in India: The River and the Rage by Alf Gunvald Nilsen (London and New ork: Routledge) 2010; pp 242, price not mentioned.

The Movement in Lalgarh

Over the past few years, the West Bengal government and its law enforcement agencies used repression against the tribals in Lalgarh on the pretext of acting against the Maoists. This resulted in a genuine resistance movement since November 2008, which has reacted not only to state repression, but had also taken matters of livelihood and development into their own hands. Members of a fact finding team who visited Lalgarh in April 2009, before the centre and state government commenced military operations in the area, bring out the sequence of events that has led to the current situation.
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