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 […]

Negotiating Ecological Crisis in North-East India : An Ecocritical Reading of Select Literary Texts

Dr. Dwijen Sharma Dept. of English, North Eastern Hill University (Tura Campus) Abstract The paper discusses the creative writings from North-East India as ethno-eco-centric texts. It examines the literary representations of socio-cultural, economic and political ideologies of the ethnic communities of North-East India to locate the ecological crisis and environmental injustice. The aim has been […]