I am not your data, nor am I your vote bank,
I am not your project or any exotic museum object,
I am not the soul waiting to be harvested,
Nor am I the lab where your theories are tested,
I am not your cannon fodder or the invisible worker,
or your entertainment at India Habitat Centre,
I am not your field, your crowd, your history,
your help, your guilt, medallions of your victory,
I refuse, reject, resist your labels,
your judgments, documents, definitions,
your models, leaders and patrons,
because they deny me my existence, my vision, my space,
your words, maps, figures, indicators,
they all create illusions and put you on pedestal,
from where you look down upon me,
So I draw my own picture, and invent my own grammar,
I make my own tools to fight my own battle,
For me, my people, my world, and my Adivasi self!”
DR Abhay Xaxa PhD.
Welcome to AdivasiPedia
The Adivasi people in India make up a quarter of the world’s indigenous population. Adivasi people make up 8.6% of the Indian population, 118 million people. Scattered around the country, Adivasi people are diverse in culture, religion and language.
Discover the beautiful world of the MOST CIVILIZED yet the most marginalised.
We are the Adivasis of India. We are PROUD NOT PRIMITIVE.
We want to proclaim Our worldview with Our Perspective.
We want to define our stories in our language.
We take ownership of our History & Culture with Original Content, Provided by ourselves.
Adivasipedia is a knowledge hub, created and managed solely by Adivasis.
Join us in our quest to reclaim our IDENTITY.