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Sukracharjya Rabha (1977–2018)

Sukracharjya Rabha, a visionary theatre practitioner, established the Badungduppa Kalakendra in a remote village at Rampur and was also the director of the well-known “Under the Sal Tree” annual theatre festival. His theatre practice that was rooted materially, economically and ecologically at the heart of an indigenous community, creates a distinctly different political economy, which departs radically from previous attempts by the exponents of the “Theatre of Roots” movement to indigenise theatre in India and formulates a critique of it.

Confronting Everyday Humiliation

This article aims to add to the debate on nationalism from the standpoint of an Adivasi. Rethinking the issue of university agitations from a subaltern perspective will contribute to the ongoing critical engagement. While student organisations should not be narrow-minded or indulge in polarisation of castes or communities, it also does not make sense for the ruling party to monopolise freedom of speech against caste oppression, communal violence, and any kind of discrimination faced by people.

How Meos Shape Their Identity

The Meos, a Muslim-Rajput tribe staying around Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, have a rich oral tradition and have several popular tales sung to this day. This article explores how these stories contribute to the formation of the Meo identity through the prevalent folklore within this community.

Dalit or Harijan?

The terms harijan and dalit have evolved over the last many decades, with the latter more or less replacing the former in published works of recent years. What do members of the scheduled castes call themselves?

Subaltern Studies: Questioning the Basics

Reading Subaltern Studies: Critical History, Contested Meaning and the Globalisation of South Asia edited by David Ludden; Permanent Black, Delhi, 2001; pp 442, Rs 695.
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