Participation of South Odishan Tribes in Naxal Movements: A Contextual Analysis

  • K. AnuradhaEmail author
  • Jagannath Dash


The paper attempts to provide theoretical understanding of the issue of participation of tribes of Koraput region in South Odisha in naxal movement on the basis of empirical study. The paper argues that the tribal participation in naxal movement is a protest against structural violence that takes place in the forms of land alienation, poverty, demeaning behaviour of officers, moneylenders, etc., towards tribes consequent upon state interventions for tribal development. Undoubtedly, the paper interrogates the development process adopted in the country for tribal development and critically examines emerging human rights issues at large. Further, it constructs a risk model drawing on differences in power relations in the society that arise in development process.


Naxal movement Tribal participation Structural violence Poverty Marginalisation and exploitation Human rights Sangha Violence triangle 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SPREADKoraputIndia
  2. 2.Department of AnthropologyUtkal UniversityBhubaneswarIndia

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