GLOSSARY

FOREWORD

INTRODUCTION

PART-I : TRIBAL WOMEN CHAMPIONS IN NATION BUILDING

PART-II : FREEDOM FIGHTERS AND THE REVOLUTIONARY LEADERS

RANI GAIDINLIU: A Tribute on her Birth Centenary

HELEN LEPCHA

PUTALIMAYA TAMANG

DASHRIBEN CHAUDHARI: Gandhi’s Foot Soldier

PART-III : CONTEMPORARY HEROINES

TULASI MUNDA: An Agent of Change

GAURA DEVI: Mother of the Chipko Movement

Prologue: Rich Lands, Poor Tribals: Mining Boom and Displacement in India

DAYAMANI BARLA: The Iron Lady of Jharkhand

Prologue: The Adivasis of Kerala

CHEKOT KARIAN JANU: And The Promised Land

Prologue: India’s Silent War on Adivasis: The Naxalite Struggle

SONI SORI: The Prisoner of Conscience

Prologue: The Magnificent Todas of the Nilgiris

VASAMALLI KURDTOZN: Daughter of the Nilgiris and Guardian of Toda Culture

PART-IV : SPORTS HEROINES

Prologue: Adivasis of Chhotanagpur in Hockey India

SUMRAI TETE, ASUNTA LAKRA, JYOTI SUNITA KULLU: The Real Chak De India Girls

POORNA MALAVATH: The Youngest Everest Conqueror

AUTHOR’S NOTE

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

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