Dr. Ruchika Chauhan
Abstract: The present age of globalization necessitates a cosmopolitan culture where every individual has rights to live life with dignity and enjoy their privileges. From time immemorial tribals have been living in geogpharical periphery due to their inalienable connection with land and forests. The concept of welfare state has tried to usher the light of civilization to the less known unique and rich cultural heritage of tribals. By encroaching upon their lands and rights a vicious cycle of exploitation was started thereby destroying their simple way of life. By giving them voice through literature a space has been given to them and their plight has been highlighted.
Keywords: Subalterns, exploitation, intrusion, subordination, emancipation