Adivasi Art and Activism :Curation in a Nationalist Age – Alice Tilche


1 in stock


As India consolidates an aggressive model of economic development, indigenous tribal people – the Adivasis – continue to be overrepresented among the country’s poor. Adivasis make up more than eight hundred communities in India, with a total population of more than a hundred million people speaking more than three hundred different languages. Although their historical presence is acknowledged by the state and they are lauded as part of India’s ethnic identity, their poverty has been compounded by the suppression of their cultural heritage and lifestyle.

In Adivasi Art and Activism, Alice Tilche draws on anthropological fieldwork conducted in rural western India to chart changes in Adivasi aesthetics, home life, attire, food, and ideas of religiosity that have emerged from negotiation with the homogenising forces of Hinduisation, development, and globalisation in the twenty-first century. She documents curatorial projects located not only in museums and art institutions, but in the realms of the home, the body, and the landscape.


There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.