Globalisation and Sacred Adivasi Landscapes in Eastern India

Authored by: Vinita Damodaran

Routledge Handbook of Heritage in Asia

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  March  2012

Print ISBN: 9780415600453
eBook ISBN: 9780203156001
Adobe ISBN: 9781136582042


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The rapid development of economic globalisation since about 1980 has made dramatic environmental and social impacts in the Indian sub-continent. These impacts can only be understood in terms of a historical perspective that includes the colonial and even earlier periods. In this chapter, I focus on the impact of globalisation in Orissa and Jharkhand, especially on the living environments of adivasi (indigenous/aboriginal or tribal) people, specifically in terms of effects on the dynamic relationship between culture, landscape and religion.

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