Hansda Parimal


Parimal Hansda (born 1986) works as a teacher at Onda High School in Bankura district of West Bengal. He writes in both Santali and Bengali. He has published three collections of poetry: “Dhunwa Otang Og Kana” (Smoke is Drifting Away, 2015) in Santali, “Kobita Tomar Jonnyo” (Poems for You, 2017) in Bengali, and “Hende Gulab… Read More »Hansda Parimal

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar


Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar lives between Chandil and Ghatsila; has authored 6 books in English, and writings which have been published in The Hindu, The Indian Express, The New York Times, The Times of India, The Asian Age, Scroll, Reader’s Digest, Outlook, Mint Lounge, Huffington Post, and other places; and translated so far from Santhali and… Read More »Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Ruby Hembrom


Ruby Hembrom is an Adivasi cultural documentarian and practitioner based in Kolkata. She is the founder of adivaani (first voices), an archiving and publishing outfit of and by Adivasis (the indigenous peoples of India) started in July 2012 as a non-profit organization. She is the writer of adivaani’s Santal Creation Stories for children, a recast… Read More »Ruby Hembrom

Raphaël Rousseleau

Université de Lausanne

Professor at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland (IHAR, FTSR).After a PhD in Social Anthropology, on the Adivasi (Jodia Poraja) of Odisha (CEIAS, EHESS), he worked on “Adivasi art: history, institutions, production network and local realities”, during a post-doctoral Scholarship with the Quai Branly Museum (2006-7) and then on India’s legal provisions for Indigenous peoples in… Read More »Raphaël Rousseleau

Alf Gunvald Nilsen

University of Pretoria

Alf Gunvald Nilsen is a professor of sociology at the University of Pretoria. His research focuses on social movements and the politics of democracy and development in the global South, with a particular focus on India. His most recent books are Adivasis and the State: Subalternity and Citizenship in India’s Bhil Heartland (Cambridge University Press)… Read More »Alf Gunvald Nilsen

Alpa Shah

London School of Economics

Alpa Shah is Professor of Anthropology at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and leads a research theme on the ‘Global Economies of Care’ at the LSE International Inequalities Institute. Her most recent book is the award-winning Nightmarch: Among India’s Revolutionary Guerrillas (translated into Italian as Marcia Notturna). She is also the… Read More »Alpa Shah

Luisa Steur

University of Amsterdam

Luisa Steur is Associate Professor of Anthropology and Managing and Lead Editor of Focaal-Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology. Her research focuses on the dialogues and tensions between Communist politics and the agency and experience of historically oppressed people, seen in the context of global capitalist restructuring and its impact on working people’s lives. She… Read More »Luisa Steur

Bengt G. Karlsson

Stockholm University

Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden. He is mainly working on issues relating indigenous peoples and the society-environment interface, with particular focus on the politics of ethnicity and nature in India. Karlsson has published on topics like indigeneity, forests, conservation, mining, subaltern movements, ethnicity, development and political ecology. He is presently working on… Read More »Bengt G. Karlsson

Felix Padel

University of Sussex

Felix Padel is an anthropologist who has focused on understanding the situation of India’s tribal people or Adivasis. After first degrees studying Classics and switching to anthropology in Oxford, he did an M. Phil in sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, and remained affiliated there when doing his doctorate at Oxford. This was a… Read More »Felix Padel