Dakxinkumar Bajrange

Dakxinkumar Bajrange is an award winning filmmaker, playwright and an activist from the Chhara De-notified Tribes of Ahmedabad in the western part of India. Currently, he works as an “Artistic Director” at Budhan Theatre (www.budhantheatre.org). He has directed and supervised 52 plays at the Budhan Theatre team. As a Filmmaker, he directed 120 fiction and… Read More »Dakxinkumar Bajrange

Alice Tilche

University of Leicester

Alice Tilche is a Lecturer in Anthropology and Museum Studies at the School of Museum Studies, University of Leicester. She is author of Adivasi Art and Activism: curation in a nationalist age  (Washington University Press) and co-director of award-winning films Sundarana and Broken Gods. Alice is currently running several collaborative research projects funded by the British Academy and the Arts and Humanities… Read More »Alice Tilche

Ganga Sahay Meena

Jawaharlal Nehru University

Born in Sewa village of Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan. MA, MPhil and Ph.D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi after completing his initial education at local schools and colleges. Teaching at JNU since April 2007 after teaching at Delhi University and Pondicherry University. Presently Associate Professor at Center for Indian Languages, JNU. Recently, he… Read More »Ganga Sahay Meena

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 and Political Science

Alpa Shah is Professor of Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics. Her research and writings span many themes including revolutionary insurgency, state and citizenship; terrorism, democracy and human rights; global capitalism, inequality and poverty; agrarian change, precarious labour migration and informal economies of care; indigenous politics, conservation and environmental justice; race, caste, class… 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