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Gladson Dungdung is an Indian social activist and environmentalist. He is the founder of the non-profit organization, Jharkhandi Organization for Human Rights (JOHAR). He is also the founder of the Jharkhandi Movement for Human Rights (JHUMUR). Gladson was born on 13 July 1978 in Jharkhand, India. He is an orphan and was raised by his grandmother. He completed his schooling from a local school in Jharkhand. He then went on to pursue a degree in Political Science from Ranchi University. Gladson is a passionate environmentalist and has been actively involved in the protection of the environment in Jharkhand. He has been involved in several campaigns to protect the environment and has been successful in getting the government to take action. He has also been involved in the fight against illegal mining and deforestation in Jharkhand. Gladson has been awarded several awards for his work in the field of environment protection. He was awarded the prestigious Goldman Environmental Prize in 2018 for his work in protecting the environment in Jharkhand. He was also awarded the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, in 2020. Gladson is currently married and has two children. He is an active member of the Jharkhandi Movement for Human Rights and is a strong advocate for the rights of the tribal people in Jharkhand.

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Occupation Activist, Researcher & Writer
Age 46 years old
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Born 13 July, 1978
Birthday 13 July
Birthplace Simdega
Nationality India

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In 2016, his Bank Account with the State Bank of India was blocked in alleged suspicious of his involvement in the money laundering. In June 2017, two cases were filed against him for protesting against the amendment of Chhotanagpur Tanacy Act 1908 and Santal Pargana Tanacy Act 1949, falsely accusing him for instigating the Adivasis for protesting against the Jharkhand government.


His passport was taken in January 2014, following "a sensitive report from state police" related to his travel to Germany and Thailand to speak about the gross human rights violation. He reported refusing to pay bribes during his passport application process. In May 2016 he was also offloaded from a Delhi-London Air India flight, on his way to attend an international seminar highlighting the situation of Adivasis.On this occasion, he was branded an ‘anti-State and Maoist sympathizer’, even though he has always impartially criticized both sides in the Maoist conflict, and believes that criticism of wrongdoings by State officials should be understood in a positive light, as part of an effort to bring about changes for the better.


He was one of the first authors published by Adivaani with the English language book "Whose Country is it Anyway?", launched in 2013 at the New Delhi World Book Fair.

He is the author of several books: Endless Cry in the Red Corridor, Mission Saranda: A War for Natural Resources in India; Whose country is it Anyway? – Untold Stories from India's Indigenous Peoples; Crossfire; Adivasi aur Vanadhikar; Pathalgari se Kyun Bhaybhit Hai Rajsatta? Adivasi Adhikar; Jharkhandi Kaun? CNT/SPT Kanoono main Sanshodhan Kyun? Bhumi Adhigrahan, Punrvas aur Punarsthapna Kanoon main Sanshodhan Kyun? Jharkhand main Jameen ki Jung; Supreme Court ke Judgement aur Adivasi Adhikar; Panchvi Anusuchi aur Adivasi Adhikar; Hamare Gaon men Hamara Raj; and Ulgulan Ka Sauda. Books he has co-authored with others include: Vikas Ke Kabargah and Jharkhand main Asmita Sangharsh. He has edited two others: Nagri Ka Nagara and Jharkhand Human Rights Report, 2001-2011. He has also written more than 300 articles focused on human rights issues, Adivasi rights, displacement, politics and social change published by daily newspapers, magazines, journals and news web portals.


He has spoken in the international seminars and conferences held in Hague (Netherlands), Paris (France), Geneva (Switzerland), Copenhagen (Denmark), Bonn, Berlin and Bad boll (Germany), University of Sussex (England) and Chiang Mai (Thailand). He served as an honorary member in the Assessment and Monitoring Authority under the Planning Commission of India (Govt. of India) from May 2011 to April 2013, and was awarded the Samata Ratan Award, 2014, for his extraordinary work for the Adivasi communities of India.


Gladson Dungdung (born 2 May 1980) is a human rights activist researcher, writer, motivator and public speaker based in Ranchi, India. He is founder of the Adivasis Publications, Adivasis Hunkar and Jharkhand Human Rights Movement. He comes from the Kharia Adivasi community in Jharkhand (India). His family was displaced for an irrigation project built at Chhinda River in Simdega district of Jharkhand in 1980. His parents were brutally killed in June 1990 while they were going to attend the civil court, Simdega in a land related dispute of a family in the village. Consequently, he has had to undergo through a long struggle for survival. He was unable to get admission in the College for lack of Rs. 250. He worked as daily wage labourer, cycle mechanic and helper in tea shop.