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The Centre for Development Practice in keeping with Ambedkar University Delhi’s (AUD) vision of engaged social sciences, offers an action research MPhil in Development Practice with the School of Human Studies, School of Development Studies and PRADAN. This MPhil is premised on a one year immersion (not field work) in rural contexts. It was in this programme that the action researcher, Swarnima Kriti, immersed in Dhamtari, Chhattisgarh in January, 2017 developed her transformative axis with young women and men as they worked through questions of pani ke samasya in the village to pani lane ki samasya (‘who carries water’ – the man or the woman?). The transformative axis of gender and labor has over the last 3 years widened to include questions of ecology and adivasiyat and has led to the formation of Chinhari: The Young India. This collective of young women (age-group 09-28) has been working towards creating non-identity based ecosensitive commons. Anubha Sinha and Vijeta have been a constant support in this work.  




Join us  for a Vikalp Varta  on 31st October, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

at zoom link: 


Visit the vikalp sangam website: https://vscoronatimes.blogspot.com/2020/10/vikalp-varta-19-young-women-discover.html

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Chinhari: Creating new writers from rural adivasi belts of central India

Our Latest Publications

"चिन्हारी: द यंग इंडिया" by Lalita Suryavanshi at  Vikalp Sangam.

The Plant is not One by Swarnima Kriti at Vikal Sangam.

"अभिव्यक्ति: सपनो की आत्मनिर्भरता-आत्मनिर्भरता के सपने" Our second newsletter has been published.


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  • Support our indigenous agricultural activities

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We encourage your engagement in any way. Please contact us if you wish to become a part of Chinhari's movement!!! 

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