India, Dec. 5 -- James Baldwin, a renowned novelist and one of the most recognised and respected voices of the civil rights movement in the United States of America, famously said, "Not everything that is faced can be changed but nothing can be changed until it is faced." Baldwin's quote eloquently explains that while dealing with any form of exploitation or injustice, it is near impossible to move forward from it without exposing it in its barest and most brutish form. In this week's article, I will focus on how we as a country need to examine the state of tribals in India and discuss the historical injustice that has been meted out to them to enable us to move forward and actually begin to heal the wounds of the past.

The tribal popula...