Reflection Paper Essay
The first article entitled Indian Indigeneities: Adavasi Engagements with Hindu Nationalism in India, is all about Adivasi people which is a social group named as scheduled tribes in India. These group of people participated in the war against Hindu supremacy, the Christians, and even the Muslims (Boviskar, 2000, p. 267). The main problem fought for by the adavasi tribes is politics of place and belonging in the Indian country. The main issue is to gain a separate tribal identity and fought for reclaiming rights to resources.
In the event of this evolving situation, many non-governmental organizations helped in educating the said Indian tribes for them to stray away from their backward lifestyle and embrace modern developments. On the other hand, the second article entitled Lost Innocents and the Loss of Innocence: Interpreting Adivasi Movements in South Asia is all about movements of tribes in South Asia which is similar of the adivasi tribes in India.
Primarily, the article talks about the concept of adivasi in relation to South Asian prejudices concerning tribal organizations. The assertions of the adivasi in South Asia are also rights to property and share in political power. The concept of backward lifestyle practiced by adivasis in South Asia is also discussed in the article which reflects to what has been practiced by Indian tribes. Finally, the two articles actually met in the idea of the process of modernization for both the adivasi people in South Asia and India.
The ways wherein tribal communities live in both regions in the world are being developed in order to achieve modernization. The movements of adivasis against social, economic and political inequalities also reflect how the society is developed in the long run which made them fight even more. References Bates, C. (2000). Lost Innocents and the Loss of Innocence: Interpreting Adivasi Movements in South Asia. Boviskar, A. (2000). Indian Indigeneities: Adavasi Engagements with Hindu Nationalism in India.