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Santhals
West Bengal  /  Published 27.03.21

Flower blooms in battle of flowers

In the star-studded candidates’ list for the Bengal Assembly elections, one person stands out. Birbaha Hansda, 37, the Trinamul nominee from Jhargram, is not only known for her stardom in the S...
By Snehamoy Chakraborty in Jhargram(WestMidnapore)

Jharkhand  /  Published 30.11.20

CM prays at Luguburu Ghantabari

On the occasion of Kartik Purnima, chief minister of Jharkhand, Hemant Soren visited Luguburu Ghantabari and performed puja at the holy shrine of the Santhals. Luguburu Ghantabari is situated on the L...
By Our Correspondent in Bokaro

Jharkhand  /  Published 27.09.20

Jharkhand tribute to Vidyasagar

Over 100 people reached Karmatar in Jharkhand’s Jamtara district to pay tributes to Bengali polymath Iswar Chandra Vidyasagar on his 200th birth anniversary on Saturday, despite cancellation of ...
By Achintya Ganguly in Ranchi

Culture  /  Published 15.06.19

Stories of the Santhals, by the Santhals

The painting on the wall shows two ebony male figures with bows and arrows. “Sidhu and Kanhu,” says Ruby Hembrom, by way of introduction. “They are very important for us, the Santhals. This pain...
By Manasi Shah in

Heritage  /  Published 16.03.19

New strain on ancient post of village headman

Gopal Nagar Dakshin Palli in Bengal’s Birbhum district is a tribal village. The drive from Bolpur town to the house of Nilu Mardi, the village headman, takes all of half an hour. The reason behind t...
By Moumita Chaudhuri in

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Arts  /  Published 16.03.19

Lake turns into stage for contemporary theatre

Jean-Frederic Chevallier arrived in India for the first time in 2007. He was shooting a film essay or cinematic essay. His work brought him to Calcutta, where he spent three days. “I found life over...
By Manasi Shah in

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.11.18

50000 attend tribal hill meet

As many as 50,000 participants from India and abroad came for the two-day tribal International Sarna Mahadharam Convention, which started on Thursday at Lugu hills in rebel-hit Gomia of Bokaro, 70km f...
By Praduman Choubey in Dhanbad

Books  /  Published 02.01.19

The ban shook me: Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

Did the ban shake you? Did it affect your process in any way?I will be honest. Yes, the ban shook me. More than the ban, those attacks on the social media shook me and scared me. Also, I was suspended...
By Saloni Meghani in

Jharkhand  /  Published 22.11.19

No road no vote, say tribals

Nearly 8,000 Santhal residents of Gadra village, under Jugsalai assembly constituency around 15km south of the steel city, have threatened to boycott the vote on December 7 to protest the poor road co...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur

Jharkhand  /  Published 19.11.19

New beat for ancient cause

Jeetrai Hansdah stood out not for the large number of supporters and vehicles but for his Santhal attire while filing his nomination for Potka Assembly constituency on Monday at the district collector...
By Animesh Bisoee in Jamshedpur


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