Online Santal Resource Page: the Santals identity, clans, living places, culture,rituals, customs, using of herbal medicine, education, traditions ...etc and present status.

The Santal Resource Page: these are all online published sources

Santal Gãota reaḱ onolko ńam lạgit́ SRP khon thoṛ̣a gõṛ̃o ńamoḱa mente ińaḱ pạtiạu ar kạṭić kurumuṭu...

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Gota Bharot Sido Kanhu Hul Baisi is a Non Government Organization based in Dumka the headquater of the Santal Pargana in Jharkhand.
Foundation: 30th Oct. 2004
Reg. No: 772/2006-07

DUMKA S.P. 814101

Dr. Dhuni Soren, Dr. P.C. Hembrom, Mr. Sahdeo Soren, Mr. Phagu Besra

Mr. Baijnath Hansda

Dr.(Mrs.) Pramodini Hansda, Mr. Dhuni Ram Tudu,Mr.E.J.Soren

Mr. Bijoy Tudu

Mr.Ravi Hansda,Mr.Emmanual Soren


Dr. A.M. Soren

Dr. Soban Murmu, Mrs. Merylina Marandi, Mr.Chavi Hembrom, Mr.Santosh Murmu, Mr. Balkishore Marnadi, Dr.Sushil Marandi


Santhali meet to see global experts


Jamshedpur, Nov. 6: The steel city would host the 4th International Santhal Conference, which would witness participation of more than 1,200 delegates from across the globe, at Tata Auditorium on December 6.

The conference is being held after a gap of 13 years and would discuss the ways to uplift the Santhal culture, language and literature.

Organisers of the conclave International Santhal Council (ISC) said Santhali scholars and experts on tribals welfare across the globe have been invited to place their views. Scholars and experts from UK, Bangladesh, Nepal, USA and other European and African countries would enlighten the audience to preserve the culture and heritage.

Fagu Soren, the general secretary of ISC, said the Santhals are the largest tribal community in India found mainly in the states of Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam and Orissa. “The last international conferences were also organised at Nepal in 1993. After 1995, we failed to organise such conferences due to death of our founder general secretary Baijnath Soren. We have now decided to start these conference to discuss issues on Santhal welfare,” said Soren.

“Most of the delegates would be from Jharkhand, Bihar, Bengal and Assam as these states boast of a large Santhali population. However, Santhals residing in other parts of the world have also been invited at the conference. Politicians, scholars, administrative officials and intellectuals of the community would try to uplift the community through their work,” said a member of ISC.

Members of the ISC said that popularising the language and literature of Santhals would be the main topic of deliberation in two-day conference. They said that lot needs to be done to popularise the Santhali script or Ol Chiki among the tribals across the country.

“The conference would also deal with how to promote the culture and study on the community,” said Soren.

The proposed international conference would provide a platform for sharing experience, methods and models of analysis with the purpose of restructuring the knowledge base. It would help in developing an integrated, holistic database that would be of help to scholars who want to study the community. The international conference would also coincide with Santhali Language Day that is observed on December 21.

Language talk at Santhal conclave

Jamshedpur, Dec. 22: The 4th International Santhal Conference at the Tata Auditorium, XLRI, today concluded with a call for second language status to the tribal language in state.

After two day of deliberation the delegates approved the seven point resolution. The delegates claimed that the resolution is important for development of Santhali culture and language.

The organisers said Santhali form the major portion of the tribal population in India, found mainly in the states of Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, and Orissa.

“Apart from Jharkhand, the delegates called for second language status to Santhal in all state where the community is present in large number. Inclusion of the language in state list would ensure development of Santhal script Ol-chiki too,” said general secretary of International Santhal Council Fagu Soren.

He said Santhali has been included in the Fifth and Eighth schedule of the Indian Constitution, however, state governments have failed to provide it the status of rajbhasa or second language in their respective state.

The other resolutions were citizenship for the people of the community who are residing in other countries.

“At present, many Santhali people are residing in countries like the UK and the US. The resolution passed today would ensure that they get citizenship of the country where they are residing,” said another delegate.

The international conference witnessed participation of delegates from various countries like the UK, Bangladesh and Nepal.

“At present we have the status of Scheduled Tribe (ST) but are not recognised as tribal in states like Assam. At the conference it was decided that we would get the status of ‘indigenous people of India’ and if we get it, the ST status would directly apply to us across the country,” said Soren.

The conference also highlighted on the issue of Sarna. A resolution was passed to recognise Sarna as a religion in the country and enforce Majhi pargana system of administration in regions where the Santhals are dominant.

“In Majhi pargana system of administration the tribal have their own court and judge,” said a delegate at the conclave.


Now, read Shakespeare in Santhali

Jamshedpur, Dec. 21 (Source-The Telegraph): Language will no longer be a barrier for Santhalis wanting to read Midsummer Night’s Dream.

For, noted Santhal writer Biswanath Tuddu has recently translated the famous work of William Shakespeare. Tuddu spoke to The Telegraph during his visit here for the 4th International Santhal Conference at Tata auditorium.

Tuddu, who hails from Orissa, said: “It is a classic work of the great writer and I wanted people of my community, who cannot read English, to appreciate it. It took me two months to get the work translated into Santhali.”

Tuddu, who has been conferred with a number of awards including the Pandit Raghunath Murmu Fellowship, Swanth Rishi (given by Adivasi Society Religious and Cultural Organisation) and Ambedkar Fellowship, claimed that he would like to translate more works of Shakespeare in the tribal language.

“However, time constraint is a major hindrance in my mission to translate more books. I would definitely love to translate more plays of the great English writer in the days to come and would do it when I get time,” said Tuddu, who has a Master’s degree in English.

Murmu decided to translate Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream last year.

“I was invited by the National School of Drama to prepare a short play based on the same work but in Santhali language. The play was presented at New Delhi in December 2007. It was then that I decided to come out with a written version of the same play,” said Tuddu.

However, the writer devoted another one month to give the final touches to the Santhali version of the book, which was released this October. The writer claimed that the response has been satisfying till now, keeping in mind the limited market for his work.

“We ordered for 1,000 copies of the translated copy and have managed to sell over 200 within a couple of months. The response is not bad as very few Santhals have knowledge of Ol Chiki, the script for writing Santhali,” added Murmu.

The writer has even started a drive to ensure that more people of the community come forward to learn Ol Chiki.

“I have come up with hand bags, T-shirts and pamphlets that carry the message on the importance of Ol Chiki for a Santhal. We have also designed rangoli patterns that carry the message for promotion of language and culture,” claimed the Santhal writer.

Murmu, who started his writing career by publishing a few Santhali novels around five years ago, is presently trying to develop child literature in Ol Chiki for the new generation of students. His books are part of the Santhali curriculum in Orissa.


Friday, July 8, 2011

BSB BAṄLADISOM SANTAL BẠISI (Bangladesh Santal Council) Membership :

Name:        Serial No. :
Father's Name:         
Mother's Name:        
Spous Name :          
Permanent Address:
Vill:                                  Present Address:
Post Office:                    Vill/House No.:
Police Station:               Road:               
Upozila:                           Block:             
District:                           District:           

Mobile No.:        
Education Qualification :               
Passing Year :                               
Last Educational Institution:          
Your known and Practicing Field:  
Are you a member of any Santal oriented Organization/s:
Mention the Organization and Position:

Please be sure that the information's are correct before submitting form.
Copyright © The Santal Resources Page | Powered by Blogger Theme by Ronangelo