Sunday, 14 December 2014

Community living of Santals

Santal lives community living, as the nature of philosophy is found in their community thus Santal society is casteless, there is no person superior or inferior by birth, family or clan. Community living means where all people of village helps each other and have connection with all people, whether it be their festival or any worship they all together gather and celebrate it.
 Also worshipping to bonga for village’s peace, agriculture is done by villagers all together. The organization of Santal’s society is not based on any individuality; it is based on the all people who live in village.
Santal social organization has very interesting characteristics. It contains flexibility in rigidity. Men and Women both are equal in their society and Women are independent.






All of life of villagers revolves around agriculture,  it is the main source of living for them. They do ‘Erok bonga’ a worship to bonga (ultimate form of nature) is done before plantation of crops so that their crops remain healthy and for good production.
The houses in villages are made in a such manner that it cooperates with each houses in linear, also in mid of the village  a wide space is left and ‘Akhra’ is created, it is a place where all people gathered together, they sing ,dance and enjoy all festival together .


Santali social life
Enej(Dance), Santal women dancing together.

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Religious philosophy of Santals | Sarna

Religious Philosophy of Santal | Sarna



Santal have their own religious philosophy where their style of living,tradition, culture belongs from .They follow the Sarna religious belief, which we’ll later tell you about ‘Sarna’ at the end of this post.
Santals are the nature worshipper, they don’t believe in worshipping any idol, statue, shape and temple, assuming the nature as the form of their own life they respect it, worship it, sing for it and dance for it.

The ‘Bonga’ is venerated as the supernatural power that is ultimate form of nature.
In other way they worship and believe in all the natural sources around them who have influence on their living and this is what where they show their gratitude, respect towards nature by worshipping, dancing and singing.
Marang buru,religious philosophy of Sarna

Friday, 5 December 2014

Creation of Human being according to Santal


This describes the kinship between human being and animals.  According to this, God created  two birds ‘Has’ and ‘Hasil’- out of his hair when all of Earth was covered with water, before the dry land appeared. The birds, which flew below the sun and above the Earth, were able to connect Heaven to Earth because they could operate in both domains.  They built the nest on the earth and laid their egg, they are cosmic eggs, out of which two creatures; human male and human female are born - Pilchu Haram and pilchu Burhi. Both these myths creation of world and mankind refer the birds and animal as ancestors. Thus Santal concept of life begins with animals. The first human couple grew up in ‘Hihiri Pipiri’.

After the creation of Earth, the male and female human being gave birth to seven sons and seven daughters. The children later married among themselves, and each couple became the ancestors of a Santal clan. Later, five more groups formed, for a total of twelve clans. Each of these clans has ‘totem’ a plant or animal with which member of the clan share a sacred link.  A total 12 clans is found among the Santals. They are Hansdak', Murmu, Hembrom, Soren, Kisku, Tudu, Marndi, Baske, Besra, Chonre, Puria and Bedea.  An affiliation or sacred contact is believed to link these clans and their respective totems.  Therefore, each of the names of clans is derived from either from the plants or animals species.
creation of human being according to Santal
Creation of human being according to Santal

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Creation of world according to Santal


Every native group has its own mythology and that further recreates the specific culture, Santals do have the mythology of creation of world.
They believe that in the beginning, there was only water and this primitive world was filled with water everywhere. God pondered about how he could form the land where man can live . To operate both land and water he created seven amphibian animals which were –crab, crocodile, eel, pawn, earthworm and tortoise. For creating land, God then asked the king of these species to help him figure out how to make land. The entire king appeared before God one by one, but none of them couldn’t solve out the problem. Finally, earthworm came and succeeded, it is said that for seven day and seven nights earthworm ate at the bottom of the water which excreted on the back of tortoise. The tortoise anchored himself on the both side firmly and brought up the earth when he swam to the top of the water, and thus the earth formed.
This is why there is a belief among Santals that movement of tortoise causes earthquake. In other words, when tortoise moves or shakes, earthquakes occur in earth. Santals myth about the creation of world is substantially different from myth associated with creation of world among the other indigenous peoples of India and in many sense it is unique that it ascribe the creation of earth with the help of amphibian animals, specially the earthworm and tortoise. This is all about the story of creation of earth. We also get this story on folk songs of Santal which tells about the creation of world.


creation of world according to santal myth .

Saturday, 29 November 2014

Belboron Bonga

Belboron bonga is worshipped by Santals, according to ‘Santal Jom sim’ When human sin increased, The creator of this world made raining of fire  for 12 days and 12 nights to the  ‘Singbir’ and ‘Maanbir’ (Places on Earth) as well as dropped the ‘Puhah’ a type of virus and he decided to end the Human existence .
When this matter came to know to the ‘Thakran’ She said
to Thakur that finishing the existence of human a our creature would only harm us, human are our creature, they are our children and I’ll talk to ‘Litah’ (Maragburu) with regards . Thakran said we both together will show the right path to human.
Belboron bonga santhali worship
Santal People worshiping Belboron

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Mahmore bonga worships : Santali Celebration

Mahmore is celebrated in  villages so that the peace could be rest there and no disease could come across to the villagers . It was held at the Manjhi Than, Jaher Than and kulhi mucha( end part of the village) . The sacrificial of one goat at the Manjhi  than, Kulhi Muchah and sacrifiicial of two goat and one sheep was given at the Jaher than . In form of offerings villagers took cereal of rice and then Karam was worshipped till morning where Guru Baba and local villagers bring braches of Karam tree from forest mountain to the village and worships this . The whole night Karam was praised by Karam Guru .

In the morning, every women in the village worships  the karam. At the end of this celebration, immersion of karam takes place at any pond or river .






Thursday, 30 October 2014

Aam Begor - Santali Film Review

Aam Begor
Santali Film 2014




Aam Begor is a Santali Film released in 1st of October,2014 at Sidhgora Town Hall in presence of Mr .Ramdas  Soren, M.L.A from Ghatsila and Mr. Champai Soren, Minister of Jharkhand Govt .
Aam Begor is a santali word which menas 'Without You' in english.
This film is based on the story Two Young man, woman and a old man which focuses on social issue occurring between Santals . This film presented the natural living of Santals  and also the problem of young  woman named ‘Joba’ who is fighting  against poverty with his father who is drunk each time  .
With some serious dialogue this film also highlighted the issue of ‘Land,Forest and river’ of Adivasis .
There is 5 main character in lead role, They are Bubun Mardi as ‘Vikas’, Sunil Hansda(9t) as ‘Naran’ ,

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Santal Clans : Santali Parish


Santal Clans in different surnames

Kherwal vonsho Gelbar Khunt Parish






The Santhal have 12 clans, each divided into a number of subdivisions also based on descent, which is patrilineal. The clans are based according to the santhal myth. Pilchu Haram and Pilchu Burhi gave birh to seven sons and seven daughters who in a later stage married among temselves, thus forming a seven exogamous clans. Five more groups were formed with passage of time. A total of twelve clans is found among the santhals.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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The evolution of Internet has opened great doors for "Santali" to be brought up to make the most of this new digital dynamic .
Our role is to assist this in successfully uplifting this most enriched tribe in India .
This website has collection of more than 1000+songs and also a huge datafront of Santali Content in form of Mp3,Videos,ebooks . To promote the Santali Language & ol chiki, E-disom also developed and still working on an Online Learning System for Santhali language and Ol chiki script on Demand of need that came from across the world, now at present more than 500+ people from all over the world are learning the Santhali Languae & Ol chiki . This website promotes the digital entertainment and knowledgebase of Santali Contents to all over the world and here it becomes the only Online Publisher and Tech development website for Santali .


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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
2017 Tahen.ang Tangi Re(Poetry) Bhujanga Tudu
2016 Nalha (Poetry) Gobinda Chandra Majhi
2015 Parsi Khatir (Play) Rabilal Tudu
2014 Mala Mudam (Play) Jamadar Kisku
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 .

Friday, 22 August 2014

4th RASCA award 2013 : Santali Film Fare Award


Rasca Cine Award 2013 Fourth Santali Film Fare Award




This year 2013 Santali film again came to highlight with glamour. RASCA( Pandit Raghunath Murmu Academy of Santali Cinema and Art) organized award fillip for Santali Films on 5th may,2013 at XLRI auditorium,Jamshedpur . This award ceremony has been organized on the birth occasion of Guru Gomke Raghunath Murmu, inventor of Ol chiki script . There can be no better birth anniversary tribute to Pandit Raghunath Murmu — founder of Ol Chiki script — than a formal recognition to Santhali films and literature. Rasca’s member hit the bullseye while hosting their forth edition of RASCA award Tata XLRI auditorium to promote,celebrate the indigenous film in Jharkhand .
rasca award 2014 Artist perfoming at XLRI auditorium,Jamshedpur

The evening coincided with the 109th birth anniversary of tribal icon Pandit Raghunath Murmu on this day .
To grace this occasion as chief guest Shyam Sundar Hansda , IPS and Additional DGP of Odisha was there . The award ceremony started with the religious and cultural song and with floral tribute to Guru Gomke Pt. Raghunath Murmu .
rasca film award 2013 Cultural Perfomace at RASCA award
About 2,000 people across the state shown their presence and attended this award ceremony . 11 Santali films were on race of Rasca Award 2013 in 16 categories including Best film, director, actor, actress . Among the contending movies, two were shorts. Films from Jharkhand, Odisha and Bengal made the cut.
C.R Majhi, President of Akhil Bharitya Jharkhand Party headed the five member jury who judged the winners . Winners were felicitated by trophy, a certificate and cash prize. Sunday evening also witnessed colourful folk dance performances by Bengal and Odisha artistes.
Surya Singh Besra, Director of RASCA said “We have decided to encourage more artistes from the film industry in Jharkhand. Our film industry may not be as big as the Hindi or other regional ones, but we have decided to give the artistes their due recognition through these awards” For promoting the Santali Films Winners of Sahitya Akademi awards from the state were aslo felicitated. Authors such as Rabindranath Murmu, Pitambar Hansdah and Bhogla Soren received their well-deserved honours.


“Our main aim is to promote Santhali cinema. However, we thought of felicitating authors also since they have earned a name for Jharkhand,” said Sankar Hansdah, one of the organising members of RASCA. Also there has been some special jury award .

4th Rasca Award 2013 winner :
CategoryWinner
Best Santali MovieAminj Dular Meya (Production House-Sagen Films)
Best DirectorRaju Raaj Biruily (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best ActorLakhan Soren (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best ActressSonam (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best VillainVinod Soren (Sontok)
Best Comic ActorSrimat Mandi (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best Child ActorNO Nominations
Best Supporting ActorRaju Raaj (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best Supporting ActressRiya (Juwan Mone)
Best Playback Singer (Male)Dushasan Mahato (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best Playback Singer (Female)Geeta Baskey ( Juwan Mone)
Best LyricistDushasan Mahato (Aminj Dular Meya)
Best MusicGovinda & Firoz (Lugu Lumang)
Best StoryKrish Sharma & Krishna (Jiwi Gaate)
Best EditingPankaj Murmu (Jiwi Gaate)
Best ChoreographerVishnu Charan Tudu (Juwan Mone)
Best CinematographyRaja & Tarak (Juwan Mone)
Best Short Film 1Sari Sohray (Saheb)
Best Short Film 2Kumbru Kate Aatkar Kedam (Ramswaroop Soren)

Special Jury Award
Dashrath Hansda (Dosar Jonom)
Twinkle Soren (Aminj Dular Meya)
Rupa Hansda (Jiwi Gaate)
Mansingh Majhi (Lugu Lumang)
Munna Hembrom (Jiwi Gaate)


3rd Rasca Cine Award Ceremony : Santali Film Fare Award

RASCA Cine Award 2012 3rd Santali Film Fare Award




Santali film fare award 3rd RASCA award ceremony, Birsha Munda Town Hall,Jamshedpur Pandit Raghunath Murmu Academy of Santali Cinema and Art(RASCA) organised its  3rd Santali Cine award ceremony  which held on 5th May,2012 at Birsa Munda Town Hall,Sidhgora,Jamshedpur . Every year Rasca celebrates this ceremony which goals to promotes Santali Film and Language,Literature by felicitating awards to artist . During this, the award was categorized into 16 different category where artist from Santali Film Industry got felicitated .

In Ceremony, Best Film award went "Amge Sari Dulariy" , this film was from Bindu Chandan

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

RASCA Award 2011: Santali Film Fare and Cine Award

RASCA CINE AWARD 2011 2nd Santhali Film Fare Award

RASCA (Pandit Raghunath Murmu Academy of Santhali Cinema and Art) organized Second Santali Film Fare award which feted Michael John Auditorium, Bistupur, Jamshedpur The Pandit Raghunath Academy of Santhali Cinema and Art, a socio-cultural organisation, will soon promote Santhali culture and tradition through the film awards. The socio-cultural outfit organised the second Santhali Filmfare Awards on May 5,2011, on the birth anniversary of Raghunath Murmu, the founder of the Ol Chiki script.



Rasca Cine Award 2008 : Santali Film Fare Award


RASCA CINE AWARD 2008 The First Santali Film Fare Award


Pandit Raghunath Murmu Academy of Santali Cinema and Art so called RASCA 1st Santali Film Fare Awards a great initiative step taken by RASCA which promotes Santali Cinema and Art . RASCA organized the first Santhali film award on May 5,2008 at XLRI auditorium , where noted actors, actress and director of the Santhali film industry got honoured . It was maiden attempt by RASCA and TATA steel, The chief guest of the event were HRD minister of Jharkhand, Bandhu Tirkey who did not turn up for the event, The programme started behind the pre-scheduled time . It seemed to be come out of lack of preparation in the event .

Surya Singh Besra, Director of RASCA said that this event not only promotes the Santali Film but also it gives the platform for Film Artist to show their talent in Santali Films . Besra also pointed that Santali Films,Language & Culture is yet to be brought out . No such works has been done on Santali Film, Language, Culture that emphasize it in order to development of this . Even negligence attitude by the Government of Santali Language & Culture must not be there, this is why RASCA do this works on his self-potential.

Rasca 2008 Rathin Kisku Performing at Rasca Cine award 2008 in XLRI auditorium, Jamshedppur


About 10 cultural performance held in this event but specially Rathin Kisku and his team put the glamour and energy to this event .

However this event can’t be taken easily because of its moral value and concept for Santali Films . Though, this event could not end up with level decided by itself where it should be but it marked on Santali History by organizing such event with strong will and also this event became the starting point of All Santali Film Fare award which is the best thing all should know . Gradually the starting of Santali Film fare or Cine Awards took up the level of Santali Films and also it attracted and the Santali Film Artist .
Surya Singh Besra Surya Singh Besra, Director of RASCA

This Santhali Film Fare Awards honoured artistes in five categories and in two videos and feature films. The best actress award went to Birbaha Hansda

Sunday, 17 August 2014

RASCA Awards 2014 : Santali Cine Award

RASCA Cine Award 2014 : Santali Film Fare Award
Rasca Santali Cine award 2014
        Cultural Dance at Rasca

Friday, 15 August 2014

RASCA : Pandit Raghunath Murmu Academy of Santali Cinema and Art

Rasca is a cine academy which stands for Pandit Raghunath Murmu Academy of Santali Cinema & Art . In Santali language Rasca is meant for ‘joy’. main motive is to promote Santhali cinema but we organise the award ceremony to coincide with pundit Raghunath Murmu’s birth anniversary . This academy goals to promote Santali Films and albums in upbringing them to get recognization of Film’s actors, actors, Director, Choreographer etc

Monday, 11 August 2014

Johar

Santhaledisom.com is India's Leading tribal website that works for "Santali" to ensure our Language,Culture & Musics reach Our Full Potential,  like another tribes in India ,Santali has never been promoted and is yet to be seen and understood  . We provide unprecedented connections and reach to promote our Language,Culture throughout the world .
The evolution of Internet has opened great doors for "Santali" to be brought up to make the most of this new digital dynamic .
Our role is to assist this in successfully uplifting this most enriched tribe in India .
This website has collection of more than 1000+songs and also a huge datafront of Santali Content in form of Mp3,Videos,ebooks . To promote the Santali Language & ol chiki, E-disom also developed and still working on an Online Learning System for Santhali language and Ol chiki script on Demand of need that came from across the world, now at present  more than 500+ people from all over the world are learning the Santhali Languae & Ol chiki . This website promotes the digital entertainment and knowledgebase of Santali Contents to all over the world and here it becomes the only Online Publisher and Tech development website for Santali .


DIGITAL PUBLISHING ON  EMERGING MEDIA BY DEVELOPING TECHNOLOGIES

E-disom has set its sites specifically on the emerging digital distribution platforms which we believe are the future of  Santals.  Below is some list of content of our site .













Saturday, 9 August 2014

Sido-Kanhu : Gallery Pics


















Friday, 25 July 2014

Ero Bonga : Santals Worship for Crop


Ero Bonga/Worship




RELATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE WITH NATURE :




After sprinkling the seeds(Specially paddy and Kharif crop) Santal Indigenous people celebrate the "Erok Puja" on Jaher Than.They give sacrifices of cock.They pray for Good Crop,Adequate Rain in Time from Marang Buru,Jaher Era,Dhorom Gosai,Haram Gosai,Moreku Turuyku etc Boga(God).They also pray for those cow,ox etc good health.



Santals while worshiping

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Kalpana Hansda : Best of Kalpana hansda song

Description: Johar user ! Here you can get the song of Kalpana Hansda a most popular singer in Santali Film Industry , Kalpana Hansda is a Santali Singer who mostly sings Santali traditional songs as well as she's has acted in many Santali Albums . Also she has performed in many Santali Cultural event . These days, as she has become a very popular singer among Santals she's become a tradition face of Santals in singing Traditional songs . She has been rewarded like "Best Female Singer" at All India Santali Film Asscociation . Also recently she got the 'Most Popular Female Voice" at 'RASCA' in Jamshedpur. RASCA which stands for Pundit Raghunath Academy of Santhali Cinema and Art is an organisation which promotes Santali Films and Albums .




Friday, 4 July 2014

Santali Bapla : Marriage | Culture

The Santali name for marriage is called /Bapla/. In Santal society, marriage is one of sacred event of life and marriage adds up considerable respect in society. However, there are some traditions and customs need to be strictly followed in doing so. It is strictly forbidden for any Santal to marry within his or her own sept (Parish). He can marry into any other septs or sub-septs to which his/her mother belonged. There are some septs, which never intermarry with another in consequence of some ancient feuds between them. For example, A Hansdak' male or a female never marries a Murmu female or male respectively. Similarly, a Tudu male never marries a Besra female and vice versa. These customs are no longer in effective prevalent in day-to-day life of Santals. However, myths and tales associated with feud are still told among the Santals. Girls are married as adults mostly to men of their own choice. In Santal marriage, there is no restriction of age. The bride may be younger, older or of equal age with bridegroom. There are two types of marriage practiced by Santals- the marriage arranged by Raibar (match maker) is the regular form of marriage. Couple themselves arranges the other forms of marriages.




Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Descendants of Sido Murmu : Santal 'Hul' Revolt

Descendants of Sido Murmu

Descrendants of Sido Murmu

Monday, 30 June 2014

The Hul : War for Freedom


Hul : Santal Revolt | Fight for Freedom




Hul is the Santal word which means movement of liberation . Santals in Santal Pargana(Presently in State of Jharkhand) belongs to Santal tribe .


Sido Murmu and Kanhu Murmu, hailing from the village Bhognadih in Sahibganj district, had long been brooding over the injustices perpetrated by the oppressors like hundreds and hundreds of their people .


Santhal Hul


Wednesday, 1 January 2014

E-school for learning Santhali Language and Ol chiki .

Now online learning for Santhali Language is possible with effort of Santhal E-disom .


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We're proud to launch our e-school for entire world to get know about santhali language and culture .

currently version 1.0 is launched we're still uploadin content to our e-school .