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The Koragas were once powerful rulers in the south. Today, they are largely regarded as a sub-human race.

Surviving modernity: Matrilineal tribes lean on each other during tough times

[By Linda Chhakchhuak] Shillong (Women’s Feature Service) – ‘How are the Khasi-Jaintia-Garo (KJG) tribes resisting patriarchy? What is their secret of survival?’ These two questions were on the minds of Padma Mon and Padamvathi Ashok, researchers and activists from the Koraga tribe, one of the fast-fading matrilineal tribes of southern India, when they travelled from Karnataka all the way to ...

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Women carrying candle lights and placards condemning atrocities against women in the North east | Credit : http://www.ohmeghalaya.com

A dangerous silence in India’s north-east

Unlike the 2012 Delhi gang rape, the violence meted out against women in India’s north-east has not elicited widespread calls on the government to act. The silence is proving costly. [By Meera Vijayann|OpenDemocracy] In early October 2014, the body of a young tribal girl was found facedown in Meghalaya’s East Garo Hills. Her body had been decapitated, charred, bruised and left naked ...

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States within a State

State Correspondent | PointBlank 7                                                                                               Photo credit : Reuters Guwahati:  While people in ...

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