India's Adivasis Caught Between State and Guerilla Violence

India’s Adivasis Caught Between State and Guerilla Violence

An Adivasi woman standing at the alleged site of a violent police encounter. Photo by Raksha Kumar Crossing the two-kilometer wide River Indravati is an adventure. A boatman slowly rows a handmade two-seat canoe — any loud movements can topple the fragile floating boat. In the heart of the central Indian forests in the state of Chhattisgarh, Indravati flows with fury. “The whirlpools in the river are not easily visible all the time,” said the boatman. This region, called the Bastar region, also holds huge amounts of suppressed discontent, which, like the river, is not easily visible at first […]

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