Resources

Relevant Films

Chakravyuh by Prakash Jha – Powerful Bollywood-with-a-conscience portrayal of the mega-mining-corps vs tribal village wars in Chattisgarh and beyond.

Relevant Books

Adi-dharam, the religious beliefs of the Adivasis of India by Ram Dayal Munda – a loving articulate presentation of the main tenets of Adivasi religiosity (goddess worship, divine possession, eco-spirituality, etc).

Adivasis and The Raj by Sanjukta Dasgupta – Detailed examination of the Hos tribe’s interaction with their British “overlords” and how British policy shaped adivasi life and activism across the Raj.

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The Politics of Belonging in India: Becoming Adivasi by Daniel J. Rycroft

Adivasi Life Stories – Context, Constraints and Choices byIndra Munshi

The Adivasi Will Not Dance (Kindle Edition) by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
The Gonds of Andhra Pradesh by Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf
The Cost of Living by Arundhati Roy