Author: Rajesh Kannoje & Alex M. George

Rajesh Kannoje is an activist from Adivasi Mukthi Sanghatan in Barwani district
Alex M. George is a Researcher in Nimar and Malwa

In the recent decades right wing politics has appropriated not merely tribal historical figures like Rani Gaidinliu in Nagaland/Manipur but also many such tribal icons across the country. A similar story emerges within the context of the Indal offerings associated with the tribal Barela and Bhil tribal communities of Western Madhya Pradesh.