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

“Now in the present age of globalization the world has shrunk into a village as the society has advanced in technology. But the tribes, who are the custodians of Indian culture in real sense, are far behind in this race of advancement. In order to rescue them from the present plight, the university has put before itself the following aims and objectives [such as] providing more opportunity for the tribes.” – Indira Gandhi National Tribal University Amarkantak (Madhya Pradesh), 2011
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=3803

“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

“We have become a civilization based on work [yet] engaged in utterly meaningless or counter-productive activities [This may explain why] we rankle with resentment that there may be others out there that are not in the same trap.” – Anthropologist David Graeber quoted by Richard Swift in “Living Well” (New Internationalist #534 November-December 2021, p. 34)
https://newint.org/features/2021/10/07/living-well
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=2943

“[T]he Adivasi is the owner of the land rather than an imperfectly integrated cultural fragment. Hence, it links the story of the Adivasi with the global story of oppression and dispossession of indigenous populations at the hands of outsiders.” – Anshul Trivedi (PhD candidate at the Centre for Political Studies, JNU) in “The silent erasure of Adivasiyat” (The Hindu, 4 December 2021)
https://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/the-silent-erasure-of-adivasiyat/article35842267.ece
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4548

“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

“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

“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 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

“Fire in our Hearts”: Award winning tribal documentary – Thane/New York

A documentary film made by fifteen year-old Jayshree Janu Kharpade, a tribal girl from Wada taluka of Thane district, has won an award in the Asian American Film Festival held in New York recently [in 2012]. Jayashree, who studies in … Continue reading

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The Bhils, a proud and ancient ethnic group: On the descendants of some of the original inhabitants of India – Madhya Pradesh

The Bhil tribe is a proud and ancient ethnic group inhabiting the Western part of Central India with the highest concentration in Jhabua district of Madhya Pradesh State. | Read more >> The western region is home to a wide … Continue reading

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“A book that fills a gaping hole in the literature on Adivasis”: A Rogue and Peasant Slave by Shashank Kela

The Nine Per CentBy Stan Thekaekara An incisive account of adivasi survival, from colonial risings to contemporary insurgencies IS IT an anthropological study by an academic, a textbook by a historian, a political polemic by an activist or a novel? … Continue reading

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How to fight malnutrition and increase diversity of choice for lower-income households? Improve traditional supply chains! – The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Addressing malnutrition requires a multisectoral approach that includes complementary interventions in food systems, public health and education. This approach also facilitates the pursuit of multiple objectives, including better nutrition, gender equality and environmental sustainability. […] Both traditional and modern supply … Continue reading

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An exemplary life story – Dr. Munda remembered for integrating tradition into modern-day life

Musician, linguist, writer, scholar, educationist, institution-builder, tribal activist — and a key figure in creation of Jharkhand — Ram Dayal Munda passed away in Ranchi on September 30 at the age of 72. […] Dr. Munda believed strongly that the … Continue reading

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