Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape

By: Felix Padel

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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.

Title: Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape

Author Name: Felix Padel

Categories: Anthropology, India,

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2011

ISBN: 8125041893

ISBN 13: 9788125041894

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition: New

Seller ID: 101779

Keywords: Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape Felix Padel