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Revolution in India: Lalgarh’s Hopeful Spark

Posted by n3wday on July 12, 2009

lalgarh-adivasi-women-bengalSam Shell is a friend of the Kasama Project. Thanks to Ka Frank and John Steele for their help.

An Overview of Lalgarh: A Hopeful Spark

By Sam Shell

And the riot be the rhyme of the unheard…
– Zack de la Rocha

Background of the Movement

At this moment an incredible event is taking place in the West Midnapore district of West Bengal. Before the eruption, this sleepy area was little known except to its own inhabitants. Now, a people’s movement of unprecedented size to West Bengal has risen from the suffering of its adivasi (tribal) inhabitants, galvanizing the region, and shocking greater India. This movement has been popularly termed “the Lalgarh uprising.” Read the rest of this entry »

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