The Jharkhand Movement. Indigenous Peoples' Struggle for Autonomy in India
The volume contains the most significant articles and documents on the Jharkhand movement, the oldest of the autonomy movements in India, which as recently resulted in the formation of a separate state by the name Jharkhand. Leading social scientists and activists discuss from different angles the issues (dispossession from life supporting resources of land, forest, and water, and loss of cultural identity), the main cause (internal colonialism), and the remedy (provision of autonomy). In the process emerges a development critique with an alternative provided by the tribal/indigenous perspective.