Monday, 22 September 2014

Santhali Dong Folksong - Lyric

Folksong santhali dong


Folk Dong song are sung specially on marriage ceremony and some event like chaitihar (Naming of Children) .

Below we've provided some lyric of Dong song .

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Santali Numericals or Numbers: Numericals in Santali

Numerical in Santali

The Cardinal Numerals - Counting, Numbers



From the Numerical given below, it will be understood that santal count up to the ten and then they add the units to this up to twenty; higher numbers are multiples of twenties, or of tens, adding the necessary units. This is sufficient for the ordinary needs of village life .
Santali Numerical Counting


Monday, 15 September 2014

Santali National Literature Award : Santali Sahitya Akademi

Santali literature has started getting its recognition with some institution like Sahitya Akademi Award in India is a literary honour which prizes all to the most outstanding books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognized by the Akademi .


Categories in this award :

1. Sahitya Akademi Award
2. Bhasha Samman Award
2. Translation Award
3. Bal Sahitya Puraskar
4. Yuva Puraskar


Below you can get information about awardee in Santali literature .

Sahitya Akademi Awards:

Year Book Awardee
2013 Chanda Bonga (Poetry) Arjun Charan Hembram
2012 Banchao Akan Gaj Hor (Short stories) Gangadhar Hansda
2011 Banchao Larhai (Poetry) Aditya Kumar Mandi
2010 Rahi Ranwak Kana (Play) Bhogla Soren
2009 Say Sahed (Poetry) Damayanti Besra
2008 Manmi (Short stories) Badal Hembram
2007 Chet Re Cikayena (Play) Kherwal Saren
2006 Guru Gomke Raghunath Murmu (Biography) Ram Chandra Murmu
2005 Bhabna (Poetry) Jadumani Besra



Aruj Charan Hembram with Sahitya Akademi Award 2013 in Santali literature.


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Santali Traditional Musical Instrument

Singing and dancing in Santals are the most important part of life, without which their living and tradition can't be imagined. The instruments are played in every occasion of cheers. Their folklore, folk songs rests at their instruments.
Below we've provided some resources to introduce with those instruments such as Tamak, Tumda, Sakwa, Dhak, Banam and Tiriyo respectively.




Tamak (Drum) :





tamak santals
Tamak : Santal musical instrument
The structure of the drum (like hollow half globe but tapering downwards)is made of iron plates. The upper side is covered with raw hide of buffalo. Ropes made of raw hide is used for applying tension for stretching the raw hide. Tamaks are made in different sizes as per requirement. Some can only be lifted with two persons and some are carried in bullock cart. The bigger ones are used during Sendra or mass hunting. Small and medium sizes are drummed by a person with two drum sticks for dances like lagne, dong, baha, dahar and all other forms of dances.


Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Baha : Santali Festival


Baha Porob : Santali Festival







Flower of 'Sal' tree.
In Santali ‘Baha’ means flower. Baha is celebrated among Santal when new flowers bloom trees specially on ‘Sal’ tree which is a sacred mark of Santas that they worships.
Baha festival has its special place in Santal Community, they celebrate it with enjoy. This festival longs three days consisting of various tradition to be followed by them. With the priest distributing Sal and Mahua flowers to both men and women, and tribals dancing to drum beats, the colorful festival of ‘Baha’ was celebrated amid traditional gaiety among Santal in month of ‘Kunami’. Please read below to get information about Baha festival that is also in major of festival of Santals.


Monday, 8 September 2014

Santali books based on Grammar and History : Santali Culture

Here below, We’ve provided some list of books that is based on Santal history and grammar.
This information below can help you in finding out Santali bibliography, we’ve categorized the table into 4 catefgory which includes ‘Name’ which shows the name of books, ‘Year’ (Publishing year) , ‘Author’ which is the name of the writer or author of that particular book and ‘Description’ which gives some pre-information of that book.
We believe there is a lot book to be acknowledge here, unfortunately we couldn't find them but we are still trying and soon this will be updated with more no. of books.


Books based on Santali Culture : Santali Literature

Santali Literature : Books based on Santali Culture







Santali literature based on santali culture
Scene of Cultural dance of Santals

Here below, we’ve tried to provide some list of Santali books being published which is based on Santali Culture specially.


Sunday, 7 September 2014

Database of Santali Collection : 2nd List

Description : 2nd Part of collection Santali Bibliography with its Author name and publishing year.
Please click here to see first part of this collection.




Name - It is the name of book
Year / Place - It presents the year and place of book published.
Author - It shows the writer of that particular book of bibliography.
Description - It briefs about the book or bibliography's inside content.
N/A - It denotes that information is 'Not Available'.

Saturday, 6 September 2014

Santali Bibliography Collection : Database of Santali Literature

Santali Bibliography- Collection of Santali Bibliography with author and year of published.
Name - It is the name of book.
Year / Place - It presents the year and place of book published.
Author - It shows the writer of that particular book of bibliography.
Description -  It briefs about the book or bibliography's inside content.
N/A - It denotes that information is 'Not Available'.


Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Santali Literature


Santali Literature
Language | Culture | Bibliography | Festivals | Santali Writers



The development of Traditional Santali language and literature was started from the very beginning of British Rule (East India Company) since 1870-75 over the region by some literary loving British ruminate among them were L.O.Skerfsurd, P.O.Bodding, Campbell etc in a Roman script .
They contributed to the Santal society by developing Grammer, Literature & Dictionaries etc . It was the first time when Santali Language, Culture and Folktales, Tradition were being brought out to the outside world . Their work on Grammar, Literature & Dictionaries helped the Santali language to be understood by world, at that time there wasn't any written scripture that could actually defines the Santali language, culture .

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