An Ecocritical Study of the Origin Myths and Totems of the Karbis

Aftafizur Rahman Research Scholar, Department of English, USTM, Meghalaya Dr. Pritam Priya Goswami Assistant Professor, Dept. of English, USTM, Meghalaya Abstract Ecocriticism shares the fundamental belief that human culture is connected to the physical world, affecting it and affected by it. As a theory it negotiates between the human and the non-human. It studies the […]

Indian Tribal Women and Exploitation : A Case Study of ‘Douloti the Bountiful’ by Mahasweta Devi

Kazim Ali Lecturer (Contractual), Dept. of English, Satellite Campus Kargil University of Kashmir Abstract The Indian freedom struggle was confined to only a minuscule section of the Indian population. And later only ‘they’ relished the fruits of independence, as a vast majority of ‘Others’—the Tribals/Adivasis and Dalits had nothing to gain after Independence. They continued […]

Martial to the Musical: De-stereotyping the Skills of Tribal Men in India through Select Folktales

Kaustav Chakraborty Assistant Professor in English, Southfield College, Darjeeling (W.B.) Abstract Seen from the stereotyped binary of savage/civilized, the tribal people always get labelled as the martial figures of corporeal skills and, therefore, without any other delicate endowments. Based on the select folktales of the two indigenous communities—i.e. Limbus and Rabhas—this article, attempts to prove […]

Indigenous People of Niyamgiri and Foucault’s Heterotopia

Dr. Shruti Das Associate Professor, P.G. Department of English, Berhampur University (Odisha) Abstract The Dongria Kondhs are a small indigenous community of about 8000 people living in the Eastern Ghats in the State of Odisha in India. Their recent history is characterized by resistance to the promise of development, to economic exploitation and exploitation of […]