Articles by: Parijat Ghosh

In the pursuit of ‘Khushaal Zindagi’- Journey of villagers from being beneficiary to researcher

In the pursuit of ‘Khushaal Zindagi’- Journey of villagers from being beneficiary to researcher

By Vivek Sinha, Parijat Ghosh, Dibyendu Chaudhuri Introduction Sukanti Oraon of Jana, a village in Gumla district of Jharkhand, clearly remembers the day her Self Help Group (SHG) was formed. It was the 25th of November 1995, Saturday. Women of this Adivasi village came together to form SHGs with guidance from PRADAN, a national level Non-profit. Like many other villages[Read More…]

by September 14, 2020 Counter Solutions
Deskilling and Reskilling of Adivasi farmers- Context Specific Analysis is Important

Deskilling and Reskilling of Adivasi farmers- Context Specific Analysis is Important

Co-Written by Dibyendu Chaudhuri and Parijat Ghosh   Deskilling is a process of elimination of skilled labour within an economy. Separation of intelligence from muscle helps ruling class dominating both (Braverman, 1974). Advent of modern agriculture, characterised by hybrid seeds, chemical fertilisers, pesticides, etc., is considered responsible for deskilling in agriculture. In agriculture, deskilling is understood as a process in[Read More…]

by September 3, 2020 India
Going against the tide: The Changing mindset in Jana, Jharkhand

Going against the tide: The Changing mindset in Jana, Jharkhand

Co-Written by Bibhubanta Barad. Parijat Ghosh and Dibyendu Chaudhuri Introduction It was a sunny summer morning in 2017. Self Help Group (SHG) members of Jana[1] congregated beneath the tamarind tree, their usual meeting place.  Some men also were sitting there and the SHG members were taking loan to purchase inorganic fertilizers and hybrid seeds. They were discussing whether they would[Read More…]

by August 27, 2020 Counter Solutions