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‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014 By Gladson Dungdung

‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014 By Gladson Dungdung In order to address historic injustices committed against mainly indigenous peoples of India under the Land Acquisition Act of 1894, the Government of India enacted the ‘Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013’ (LARRA) on 27 […]

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The Need for a New Approach to Adivasi Development By Gladson Dungdung

On 28 February 2015, Arun Jaitley, India’s Union Finance Minister, presented the first full budget of Modi’s new NDA Government. Yet there is nothing new to cheer for in it, as far as the country’s 104 million Adivasis (Scheduled Tribes – STs) are concerned. The Government has not announced any new programme, scheme or legislation […]

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Gandhi Statue sculpture by Philip Jackson

Mahatma Gandhi Statue Unveiled in Parliament Square

Historic Statue of Mahatma Gandhi Unveiled in Parliament Square   Political leaders led by Prime Minister David Cameron and Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were joined by Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi and Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan at the unveiling ceremony of the bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Parliament Square. The statue will stand alongside […]

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Mahatma Gandhi

Inspired by Gandhi 2015 – An International Writing Competition

An International Writing Competition organised by Sampad – South Asian Arts Development “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” ~ Mahatma Gandhi ~ Mahatma Gandhi is a towering figure in history whose philosophy of non-violence, passion for equality and independence and socio-political intelligence continues to be an inspiration for many leaders. […]

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Adivasi land rights

‘Adivasi Campaign’ demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance 2014

  A letter from Gladson Dungdung, Convenor of Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights   On behalf of the “Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights”, I have the pleasure to share its first brief report, “Adivasi Campaign demands rejection of the Land Acquisition Ordinance, 2014” which is available to view at: http://www.adivasirights.org/full_news.php?news_id=2 The ‘Adivasi Campaign for Human Rights’ (Adivasi Campaign) has […]

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Dr Ambedkar in 1951

Understanding the Ambedkar – Gandhi Debate By Rajmohan Gandhi

In 1936, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar was invited to deliver a lecture in Lahore – then very much part of India – by a Hindu group opposed to untouchability. When the group saw an advance text of the lecture, which was entitled Annihilation of Caste, they cancelled the invitation because towards the lecture’s end, the author […]

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2014 UCL Lancet Lecture by Arundhati Roy – The Half-Life of Caste: The ill-health of a nation

The 2014 UCL Lancet Lecture was given by Arundhati Roy – The Half-Life of Caste: The ill-health of a nation. The UCL video of the lecture can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nawWZYhUWBA&list=PL794B0AE51832BE14 Arundhati Roy, acclaimed novelist and political activist, won the 1997 Booker Prize for Fiction with her novel The God of Small Things. She has […]

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