Gladson and Sanjay Krishna have co-authored a collection of stories from the Red Corridor, highlighting voices of Adivasis who’ve been caught in the military conflict between the government and the maoists. Once a forest in peaceful existence, Saranda has become the stage of this continuous abuse of human rights. Narrated in the honest and passionate... Continue Reading →
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-w8oduTy1k This is a story of three friends in Kolkata coming together and saving a culture and its heritage from extinction. Ruby Hembrom quit her job as an IT professional to take to promoting the folktales of Adivasis a place on the bookshelves. Here is the inspiring and heartening tale.
In 1980, one-year-old Gladson Dungdung and his family were displaced from their agricultural land for the construction of Kelaghat dam in Jharkhand and pushed into the forests of Simdega, where Dungdung's father was arrested on allegations of felling trees. Ten years later, Dungdung's parents, during another land struggle, were murdered. In his book, 'Whose country... Continue Reading →
Ministers who need to raise issues of tribals in Parliament "become slaves" of senior ministers and forget about the "rights of Adivasis", Swami Agnivesh on Thursday claimed. "All those who are elected as ministers to represent tribals in the Parliament to fight for their rights and atrocities committed upon them, themselves become slaves of big... Continue Reading →
The book’s documentation of the many forms of violence and prejudice ranged against Adivasis fills a vital gap in literature. The detail is often sickening and will make any sane person extremely angry. It is shown how Adivasis are being displaced by dams, by industrial/mining projects, by continuing tricks of non-Adivasis Read the entire review
Debate on adivasis, politics and Gladson's new book
Gladson Dungdung is a noted human rights activist, writer and motivator. He is not far removed from the realities of exploitation and struggles that he writes, talks and fights against. He too is a victim of displacement, who’s suffered since his childhood. His family’s agriculture land was submerged in a dam and his parents were... Continue Reading →