Category Archives: Santali language and literature

“Santali is not a dead language in the first place so it does not need to be ‘revived’! […] Santali (Santhali) is one of the two tribal languages that have been recognized as official languages.” – Santal scholar Ivy Hansdak (Jamia Millia Islamia University New Delhi), responding to an online magazine story on “reviving the Santali language” (13 January 2017)
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“Mostly, these tribals have been portrayed as the objects of analysis, hunger-stricken and uncivilized. Consequently, the socio-political mainstream that is unaccustomed to accept them as civilized human beings, tries to subjugate them. They agree to accept them as their ally only at the cost of their betrayal to their identity. The available literature of Santhals is the demonstration of the voices of the people struggling to liberate themselves from the clutches of varied suppressions that problematize the very essence of their identity. Taking characters from every stratum, Santhali writers are enriching Tribal literature and foregrounding the unmapped realm of Santhal community.” – Abstract by Teresa Tudu (“Tribes In Transition” conference 2017)
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Poet Nitisha Khalkho & short story writer Sunder Manoj Hembrom: Oraon and Santali writers’ meet during “Tribes In Transition-II: Reaffirming Indigenous Identity Through Narrative” (National Conference) – New Delhi

Plenary Session 4: TRIBAL WRITERS’ MEET Chaired by: Prof. Anand Mahanand (Dept of English, EFL, Hyderabad) & Dr. Ganga Sahay Meena (Dept of Hindi, SLLCS, JNU, New Delhi) Nitisha Khalkho, a poet from the Oraon community has written the poetry … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Santali Literary Meet: “Santal Onolia Helmel” (Dumka, 20-21 October 2017) – Jharkhand

JAGWAR-IIISANTAL LITERARY MEET: SANTAL ONOLIA HELMEL 2017“Santali Literature & Society in the Changing World”Johar HRD Centre, Dumka, Jharkhand, India20 – 21 October, 2017   Source: Courtesy text and photos: Dr. Ivy Hansdak, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Jamia Millia Islamia … Continue reading

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Sahitya Akademi award for “Imaginary Bloom”: Informative and entertaining Santhali children’s stories – Jharkhand

Times of India, Jun 24, 2017 JAMSHEDPUR: A tribal writer from the Steel City has won this year’s Sahitya Akademi award for writing a collection of short stories for children with morals. School teacher Joba Murmu’s collection of 21 short … Continue reading

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The status and spread of Santali in different regions of India: A flourishing language hardly in need of being “revived”

Santali is not a dead language in the first place so it does not need to be “revived”! I have grown up in Santal Parganas where people speak Santali in their homes, in the marketplace, attend church service in Santali … Continue reading

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ePub | JAGWAR Santal Literary Meet 2017 to focus on “Tribal Literature in the Changing World”: Johar HRD Centre, Dumka – Jharkhand

JAGWAR-3SANTAL LITERARY MEET: SANTAL ONOLIA HELMEL 2017Tribal Literature in the Changing WorldDate: yet to be decided (postponed from 6-7 January 2017)Johar HRD Centre, Dumka, Jharkhand, India Concept Note “The more things change, the more things remain the same.” This seminar will … Continue reading

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