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Sacrificing people: invasions of a tribal landscape

By: Padel, Felix.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hyderabad Orient BlackSwan 2009Description: xxxvii, 465 p.ISBN: 9788125038689.Subject(s): Child sacrifice --India --Orissa | Kandh (Indic people) --Politics and government | Orissa (India) --Politics and government --19th century | Orissa (India) --Politics and government --20th centuryDDC classification: 305.8948205 Summary: Sacrificing People is a new, updated edition of Felix PadelHs classic case study of colonialism, originally entitled The Sacrifice of Human Being: British Rule and the Konds of Orissa. The journey of the book, like the struggle of the Konds, is from colonial intrusion to developmental destruction. The book puts into perspective the communal murders and ethnic cleansing that happened in the district of Kandhamal where the Konds are concentrated, in 2007-8, where an explosion of orchestrated violence occurred, mostly in the form of attacks against Christians, on a scale recalling violence at the time of colonial invasion (1830s-60s), when invading forces burnt dozens of Kond villages. The role and words of the first missionaries in Orissa, who targeted this district in particular, is analysed to throw light on recent events. The bookHs increasing relevance is also due to Bauxite cappings on the high mountains dominating the KondsH landscape in southern Orissa. Their base rock was named HKhondaliteH, honouring the Konds, but their high aluminium content has elicited an invasion of mining companies with even greater impact on the Kond culture and environment than the British invasion.
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Sacrificing People is a new, updated edition of Felix PadelHs classic case study of colonialism, originally entitled The Sacrifice of Human Being: British Rule and the Konds of Orissa. The journey of the book, like the struggle of the Konds, is from colonial intrusion to developmental destruction. The book puts into perspective the communal murders and ethnic cleansing that happened in the district of Kandhamal where the Konds are concentrated, in 2007-8, where an explosion of orchestrated violence occurred, mostly in the form of attacks against Christians, on a scale recalling violence at the time of colonial invasion (1830s-60s), when invading forces burnt dozens of Kond villages. The role and words of the first missionaries in Orissa, who targeted this district in particular, is analysed to throw light on recent events. The bookHs increasing relevance is also due to Bauxite cappings on the high mountains dominating the KondsH landscape in southern Orissa. Their base rock was named HKhondaliteH, honouring the Konds, but their high aluminium content has elicited an invasion of mining companies with even greater impact on the Kond culture and environment than the British invasion.

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