Firstly, some barrage of stats : Average growth (GSDP) between 1994-02 was 3.6% Average growth (GSDP) between 2001-12 was 6.3% Per capita income in 2000-01 was Rs. 9,980/- Per capita income in 2011-12 was Rs.21,734/-
Sadly, the policies pursued by state governments in the states like Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh are inimical to the substantial Adivasi populations there.… Read More The Impact: ‘Trickle-Down Economics’ Have Left Jharkhand’s Adivasis High And Dry
A small village in the hinterlands of Jharkhand “It’s simple child. You go there, pick up some coal, return & we pay you five rupees every day” said the stout middle-man, Vishnu beamingly. “So, children pick up your shovels & get to business we’ve enough work at hand” added Vishnu as he looked towards the… Read More The Black Diamond
One of the glaring flaws of democracy is, many a times ‘popular sentiment’ ends up hijacking relevant issues of poverty, education & job creation. In nations like India hamstrung by ‘policy paralysis’ of successive governments, popular sentiments can easily turn insidious. They are often put to use by beleaguered governments to cozen the masses as… Read More What’s In The Identity?
As the political cauldron in India continues to simmer; the left pitted against the right, the centrists up in arms against a government many of whose representatives are regularly accused of stifling civil liberties & setting communities against each other to further their Machiavellian motives. At such ominous times (pun intended!), it’s never late… Read More Tracing The Origins Of Naxal Movement
Tribal history & society in India is by far the least understood, surely it doesn’t merit much popular attention. I’ll surely try construct a compendium on this vast topic, first dealing with origin & then coming onto history of tribes.