The Political Art of Patience: Adivasi Resistance in India
Article first published online: 15 MAR 2012
© 2012 The Author. Antipode© 2012 Antipode Foundation Ltd.
Volume 44, Issue 4, pages 1268–1286, September 2012
How to Cite
Johnston, C. (2012), The Political Art of Patience: Adivasi Resistance in India. Antipode, 44: 1268–1286. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8330.2011.00967.x
- Issue published online: 8 AUG 2012
- Article first published online: 15 MAR 2012
- Denotified Tribes;
- social movements
Abstract: This article documents the emergence of the Denotified Rights Action Group (DNG-RAG), a national social movement orchestrated to assert the citizenship rights of adivasi (indigenous) populations in India. It assesses the movement's efforts to engage the central Indian government in meaningful dialogue to accommodate the inclusion of marginalized adivasis in the democratic politics of the nation. In doing so, the DNT-RAG reasserts the primacy of the Indian state as the principal engine driving the project of nation building, and as such, the site that activists target to further an agenda of equitable development and democratic rights for those known as India's Denotified Tribes.