Author:Felix Padel


Showing 1-2 of 2

Sacrificing People: Invasions of a Tribal Landscape

By: Felix Padel

Price: $15.50

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2011

Seller ID: 101779

ISBN: 8125041893

Condition: New

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 lig... View more info

Ecology, Economy: Quest for a Socially Informed Connection

By: Felix Padel, Ajay Dandekar & Jeemol Unni

Price: $19.70

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Orient BlackSwan: 2013

Seller ID: 101763

ISBN: 8125051791

Condition: New

Ecology, Economy is an elaborate argument to establish society as central in policy-making for holistic development. The book presents cases of the adverse effects of resource utilisation—water, metals, power, land—on Adivasi communities in particular. It presents an overview of the paradoxes inherent in ‘development’ projects, emphasising the drastic drop in the standard of living of rural communities, and the immeasurable damage to India’s ecosystems and resource base.The authors highlight the tussle between real growth and the rule of law, the informalisation of labour under a neo... View more info