Lecture on Adivasi Struggles

Hari Sharma Memorial Lecture 2015

ADIVASI (ABORIGINAL) STRUGGLES IN COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL INDIA

Shashank Kela

Friday October 16, 2015

6.30 PM – 7.30 PM

Room 1700

SFU Harbour Centre Campus

515 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

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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: cbanerjee@telus.net

Organized by Hari Sharma Foundation for South Asian Advancement                        http://www.harisharma.org

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