ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Crisis for Dantewada's Schoolchildren

Police and paramilitary forces who arrived in Dantewada following the Maoist-Salwa Judum conflict in 2005 often occupied school buildings. These schools came under Maoist attack, and were relocated to state-controlled areas. Not all students could make the shift and those who did, faced increasing hardship. Yet onerous travel is only one of many problems that tribal children face. Equally problematic are the contrasting worlds, competing ideologies and differing languages of home and school.

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