Category Archives: Globalization

“India is seen as an emerging major player in the global economy, but this progress has not yet reached the country’s tribal people. They comprise eight percent of the population.” – Santal educationist Boro Baski in “Long-term success of non-formal Adivasi school in West Bengal”(Development and Cooperation 7-8/2009)
https://www.dandc.eu/en/article/long-term-success-non-formal-adivasi-school-west-bengal
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=2274

“Hundreds of millions of people today are highly impoverished and disadvantaged by virtue of ethnic or gender identity. These and other forces render them highly vulnerable to false offers by human traffickers.” – Interview titled “Quick, cheap and vulnerable: Siddharth Kara on the persistence of modern slavery” (Harvard Kennedy School, 12 October 2017)
https://www.hks.harvard.edu/research-insights/policy-topics/human-rights/siddharth-kara-persistence-modern-slavery
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=36150

“Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home – so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any maps of the world. […] Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.” – Eleanor Roosevelt quoted by the United Nations in “Human Rights Day 10 December”
https://www.un.org/en/observances/human-rights-day
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=25720

“Land conflict, intensive farming, and marginalisation have resulted in worsening socio-economic indicators including malnutrition, child deaths and food crisis linked to land alienation and the loss of their traditional agriculture in tribal communities, the government has noted.” – Mahima Jain reporting on Kudumbashree which mobilises community-based networks in “Kerala’s attempt to revive traditional farm practices puts tribal women at the forefront” by Mahima Jain (Scroll.in, 19 April 2020)
https://scroll.in/article/959378/keralas-attempt-to-revive-traditional-farm-practices-puts-tribal-women-at-the-forefront
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=20778

“Economic growth in contemporary India is marked by considerable disparities of region and class. The Nobel-prize-winning economist Amartya Sen worries that, as these inequalities intensify, one half of India will come to look and live like California, the other half like sub-Saharan Africa. [Quoted in an interview in India Today, 20 February 2006]”
Ramachandra Guha in India after Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy (Picador India, 2011), p. 711
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=5733

“The seeds [for right livelihood] are still alive in many a tribal societies which cannot be allowed to be extinct. They have to say “NO” to plundering their natural capital and cultural wealth if the world is to behave. Bows and arrows will not help.” – Acceptance speech by Medha Patkar and Baba Amte (Narmada Bachao Andolan), Laureates of the 1991 Right Livelihood Award (“a courage-powered community for social change committed to peace, justice and sustainability for all)
https://rightlivelihood.org/speech/acceptance-speech-medha-patkar-and-baba-amte-narmada-bachao-andolan/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=10420

“The issue is not whether the world’s economy is governable toward ambitious goals like promoting social justice, equality between countries and greater democratic control for the bulk of the world’s people, but whether it is governable at all.” – Mogobe B. Ramose quoting Globalization in question by Hirst, P. and Thompson, G in “Globalization and ubuntu” (The African Philosophy Reader), pp. 732-6 p. 750
https://www.academia.edu/36236714
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=5844

“The tribals’ life is a clean slate in the face of globalisation and it is interesting to see how they are adapting to modernisation, which is changing their life and culture.” – Jitendra Vasava (a lecturer at Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh) in “Symposium held on Gujarat tribal literature, culture” (Indian Express, 28 February 2010)
http://archive.indianexpress.com/news/symposium-held-on-gujarat-tribal-literature/585310
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=6304

“Bring your know-how from your countries and communities. Air, water, earth… They have no borders.” He continues. “We cannot think about nations. We can’t think about national borders… Do not turn Slow Food into a church. Do not turn Slow Food into a political party. Do not turn slow food into a bureaucracy. There is no charity here.” – Carlo Petrini, co-founder of the Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN), quoted in “Eat, pray, love” (The Hindu, 10 November 2012)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=8166

“The cash crop economy is an integral part of Third World ‘Development’ and a major cause of deforestation. The best land is taken to earn export income, which is very often used to pay the foreign debt. Farmers are forced onto marginal lands, resulting in deforestation, land degradation and poverty.” – Manoj Kumar Hazarika in “Deforestation in Garo Hills and its impact”, The Echo: An Online Journal of Humanities & Social Science, Volume I, Issue IV, April 2013 (Karimganj College, Assam)
https://www.thecho.in/files/Deforestation-in-Garo-Hills-and-its-impact.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=14246

“The problem is twofold: on the one hand economic development is a necessity for India; on the other hand the attitude of the Indian government towards the adivasis in an increasingly connected and competitive world, ignores the minorities.” – Anjana Singh (“Inheemse volken” in Groniek 213, University of Groningen)
http://groniek.nl/groniek-213-is-uit-inheemse-volken/
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=27284

“The concept of a mixed economy as envisaged in the Indian constitution gave way to a modern free market economy. As a result, the ground gained over the previous two decades in the fight against poverty began to slide out from under them. Accordingly, they are not taken in when they are told again and again that globalisation is good for all of us but that we must go through the belt-tightening phase even if eating less means malnutrition or death for the poorest women and children.” – Stan Thekaekara (Co-founder, Just Change India) in “Humanising globalisation” (FEASTA REVIEW Number 2, 2018)
http://justchangeindia.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Humanising-Globalisation.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=23371

Down To Earth – science and environment fortnightly published by India’s Society for Environmental Communications

Down To Earth is a product of our commitment to make changes in the way we manage our environment, protect health and secure livelihoods and economic security for all. We believe strongly that we can and must do things differently. … Continue reading

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Video | Tribal culture and natural resources: The Chota Nagpur (Chotanagpur) plateau of eastern India – Jharkhand

Chota Nagpur [Chotanagpur] plateau is in eastern India, in Jharkhand state. The plateau is composed of Precambrian rocks (more than 540,000,000 years old). Chota Nagpur is the collective name for the Ranchi, Hazaribagh, and Kodarma plateaus, which have an area … Continue reading

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Convention on Biological Diversity to ‘integrate traditional knowledge and practices of indigenous and local communities relevant for conservation of biodiversity” – Fact checking

The Convention on Biological Diversity, 20 years on, is still struggling to stem the precipitous decline in biodiversity. After missing the 2010 target of reducing biodiversity loss, it is now pulling out all stops to meet the Aichi Targets, named … Continue reading

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Education, development, and reform to counter debt bondage: The Universal Declaration of Human Rights revisited

A Report on Debt Bondage, Carpet-Making, and Child Slavery In Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy, Dr. Kevin Bales estimates that there are at least 27 million slaves in the world today – more than at any other … Continue reading

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Video | “We need to learn from tribals”: Vandana Shiva on reviving indigenous knowledge at the “Grandmother’s University” Dehradun – Uttarakhand

An Interview with Dr Vandana Shiva, one of the world’s foremost environmentalist, anti-GM activist and an advocate of ecological farming and sustainable agriculture as a solution to climate change, food security, hunger and peace. The interview was taken on 16th … Continue reading

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