Title Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape
Book Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Orient BlackSwan 2011
8125041893 / 9788125041894
Seller ID 101779
Sacrificing People is a provocative anthropological study of the structures of power and authority which the British rule imposed on a tribal people of Central India, the Konds. The Konds practised human sacrifice and in the pretext of rooting out this ‘barbaric’ ritual, the British waged wars of conquest against them subjecting them to a century of exploitation. Recalling the violence during the colonial period, this book puts into perspective the violence and ethnic cleansing in the district of Kandhamal (2007–8) when invading forces burnt dozens of Kond villages. It also brings to light how mining companies have invaded the Kond territory due to the rich Bauxite cappings dominating their largest mountains and displaced several million tribal people. Printed Pages: 504.
Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape Felix Padel