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Colonial Construction of Adivasi society

by Bhangya Bhukya, 14 October 2008

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The Economic and Political Weekly, Sept - October 2008

The Mapping of the Adivasi Social: Colonial Anthropology and Adivasis

The construction of textual knowledge about Indian communities in the colonial milieu resulted in an extensive literature on almost all communities that was not only used as a source of legal and general administration but also to establish colonial domination. In this process the adivasis of India were constructed apposite to civilised society, therefore a distinct society. Unfortunately, post-colonial scholarship did not decolonise this colonial construction of adivasi society

The Mapping of the Adivasi Social: Colonial Anthropology and Adivasis
by Bhangya Bhukya
(The Economic and Political Weekly, Vol 43 No. 39 September 27 - October 03, 2008)