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

Articles By Sanjay Sangvai

The New People's Movements in India

Social movements in India that have challenged accepted notions of development and political participation have changed since the 1980s. These movements are now centred around people's concerns, but their involvement and impact have perforce been multifaceted given the diversity of constituent population. The challenge has been to counter the new paradigm of modernism and development by proposing alternatives that are not "archaic or traditional" but rather rely greatly on local cultures, initiatives and knowledge as key driving forces.

Convention of People's Movements

The National Alliance of People's Movements has indeed come a long way from its evolution in 1992. At its fifth biennial convention held in Bangalore during May 30-June 1, the NAPM resolved to step up the struggle against the takeover of community land, water and forests by national and multinational capital, to protect people's livelihoods and their democratic rights, and preserve and inculcate the values of equality and sovereignty.