A new visibility and an amplified resonance have recently marked the predicament of tribal India. The category of indigeneity has begun to elicit an intellectual theorization located at the crossroads of diverse disciplinary fields, spanning social sciences, literary criticism, media and artistic studies. Peoples who define themselves in terms of free access to natural resources, communitarian knowledges and place-based solidarities, are seen in their challenge to the narrations both of the colonial and the postcolonial state. Their presence in modernizing, increasingly anglophone, India is disturbing the logic of neoliberal globalization no less than that of liberal citizenship.
Problematic as it is to bring together under the label ‘Adivasi’ a very heterogeneous corpus of cultural manifestations we have tentatively used this label as a working functional umbrella in order to, however partially, contribute to the mapping of the complex reality of tribal India.
Out of Hidden India.
Adivasi Histories, Stories, Visual Arts and Performances
Vol. 19, n. 1 (2015)
Editors: Rossella Ciocca and Sanjukta Das Gupta
A double blind peer-reviewed journal, published twice a year by Università degli studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”'
Example of Adivasi Art
Gond painting (pattern)
Example of Warli Art (Warli horse)
Example of Adivasi art.
Rossella Ciocca and Sanjukta Das Gupta
Introduction. Out of Hidden India: Adivasi Histories, Stories, Visual Arts and Performances
From the field: cultural activism and ecocritical perspectives
Ecocritical Perspectives on Adivasi Destiny: Past, Present and Ancient Futures?
Rossella Ciocca and Ganesh N. Devy
Beyond Cultural Aphasia: A Conversation with Ganesh Devy on Indian Adivasis
Between rite and art. Performing languages of indigeneity
Performing Indigeneity on a Sacred Hill, Logo Buru
The Khasi New Wave: Addressing Indigenous Issues from a Literary and Cinematic Perspective
Terra Firma and Fluid Spaces: Warli Painting from the Neolithic to the Postmodern
Exploring gender politics
Giuseppe De Riso
Of Smoke and Mirrors: Adivasi Women in Postcolonial India
Sanjukta Das Gupta
Custom, Rights and Identity: Adivasi Women in Eastern India
Re-assessing colonial and postcolonial histories and anthropologies
Shashank S. Sinha
Culture of Violence or Violence of Cultures? Adivasis and Witch-hunting in Chotanagpur
Peter B. Andersen
Interpreting the Santal Rebellion: From 1855 till the End of the Nineteenth Century
Daniel J. Rycroft
Locating Adivasi Politics: Aspects of ‘Indian’ Anthropology after Birsa Munda
Amit Prakash, Imran Amin, Rukmani, Elida K. U. Jacobsen
Homogenising Discourses of Governance: Identity and Autonomy in Jharkhand
The End of Time in Adivasi Traditions or the Time of the End for Adivasi Traditions?
Lata Singh and Biswamoy Pati, eds., Colonial and Contemporary Bihar and Jharkhand (Delhi: Primus Books, 2014)
Megan Moodie, We Were Adivasis: Aspiration in an Indian Scheduled Tribe (Chicago and London: The University of Chicago Press, 2015)
David Waterman, Where Worlds Collide. Pakistani Fiction in the New Millennium (Karachi: Oxford U. P., 2014)
Valérie Baisnée, “Through the long corridor of distance”: Space and Self in Contemporary New Zealand Women’s Autobiographies (Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi, 2014)