Hari Sharma Memorial Lecture 2015
ADIVASI (ABORIGINAL) STRUGGLES IN COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL INDIA
Friday October 16, 2015
6.30 PM – 7.30 PM
SFU Harbour Centre Campus
515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver
Over the past two hundred years aboriginal people of India (Adivasis) have struggled in various ways against the violence of colonialism and the modernizing state of post-colonial India to maintain their rights in their lands, forests, and hills, and their way of life. Systematically dispossessed and displaced by the colonizers and the elite of colonial and independent India, they continue to resist and fight back.
Shashank Kela is a writer and historian based in Chennai, India. He worked as an activist in a trade union of adivasi (aboriginal) peasants in western India and has written a wide ranging study of adivasi history and politics, A Rogue and Peasant Slave: Adivasi Resistance 1800-2000 (2012).
Information: Chin Banerjee: email@example.com
Organized by Hari Sharma Foundation for South Asian Advancement http://www.harisharma.org