ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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M Kunhaman (1949–2023)

M Kunhaman consciously rooted himself in the tradition of the scientific method initiated by Jotirao Phule and B R Ambedkar from a caste/subaltern point of view. The continuing influence of his work on tribal communities in Kerala and intra-regional economic analysis is such that it can be considered as a marker that divides the historiography and research on the Adivasis of Kerala into two—works which came before it and works hich came after.

Adivasi Claims Over Sabarimala Highlight the Importance of Counter-narratives of Tradition

In the context of the Supreme Court’s verdict on the entry of women in Sabarimala, the article examines the claim raised by the Mala Araya Adivasi community in Kerala over the Sabarimala temple and its rituals. The verdict provided momentum to the tribal community's articulation of their rights in the public sphere, especially about their tarnished history, stolen gods and the socio-economic alienation inflicted upon them by the state and its agencies in collusion with caste forces.

Ashram Schools: Need for a New Approach

Incidents of rape, sexual abuse, and deaths of children persist in ashram shalas even more than a year after these were reported in these schools. The recurrence of such heinous acts underscores the lawlessness and impunity that prevail within tribal education programmes. A field study conducted in various ashram shalas in Maharashtra, analyses their conditions, and makes recommendations for future improvements.

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