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We had lawyers and media coverage, adivasis have nothing: Nandini Sundar

 Sociologists usually don’t make news, but Nandini Sundar has received a fair amount of media coverage in recent weeks for two reasons: just as her book, ‘The Burning Forest - Indi

In Bastar, we are seeing a slow genocide of a whole way of life: Nandini Sundar

“This book is written for all the ordinary adivasis I know, who make difficult moral choices within complex constraints, and many of whom are heroic beyond bounds I can scarcely i

Activist Bela Bhatia threatened, told to leave Chhattisgarh

Around 30 anti-Maoist vigilantes allegedly barged into tribal welfare activist Bela Bhatia’s house on Monday morning and intimidated her. They asked her to leave Chhattisgarh in 24 hours. The

Chhattisgarh: Activists become victims of vigilantes

Human-rights defenders, lawyers and academicians trying to bring justice to the victims of violence in Chhattisgarh – a state hit by insurgency and counter-insurgency – are facing int

Red light at the end of the tunnel

For close to 24 years, Jawahar Yadav alias Nakul Yadav, a dreaded Maoist leader who carried a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head, had a job profile not different from that of a mobster: killing polic

The Kashi-Kyoto (dis)connect, rise of Chandrashekhar Azad, and why parties should return to the masses

In 2014, Varanasi and Kyoto came in a ‘partner city’ relationship, a non-financial affiliation under which private firms (and not governments) from both cities finalise a set of theme

Police reform: Fixed term for top posts a cure worse than the disease

In the discourse of governance in India, no term is as much abused as ‘police reform’. The question is: reform from whose perspective? Should it be focused only on elite Indian Police S

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