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The Political Art of Patience: Adivasi Resistance in Ahmedabad

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Caleb Johnston


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Abstract: This article documents the emergence of the Denotified Rights Action Group (DNG-RAG), a national social movement orchestrated to assert the citizenship rights of adivasi (indigenous) populations in India. It assesses the movement's efforts to engage the central Indian government in meaningful dialogue to accommodate the inclusion of marginalized adivasis in the democratic politics of the nation. In doing so, the DNT-RAG reasserts the primacy of the Indian state as the principal engine driving the project of nation building, and as such, the site that activists target to further an agenda of equitable development and democratic rights for those known as India's Denotified Tribes.

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Author(s): Johnston C

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Antipode

Year: 2012

Volume: 44

Issue: 5

Pages: 1268-1286

Print publication date: 01/09/2012

Online publication date: 15/03/2012

ISSN (print): 0066-4812

ISSN (electronic): 1467-8330

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00967.x


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