छोटानागपुर: ‘खटु आमे दुनिया, हेलु आमे चिर दुखिया’

Jaipal Singh, founder of Jharkhand Party. Pic credit velivada
Jaipal Singh, founder of Jharkhand Party. Pic credit velivada

Hills of Chotanagpur are ablaze as adivasis revolt against exploiters

 NK SINGH

छोटानागपुर की हरी-भरी पहाड़ियाँ पिछले साल से मुखरित हो उठी हैं। गत वर्ष आदिवासियों के एक हिस्से ने बिरसा सेवा दल के नेतृत्व में एक सफल आंदोलन चलाया। उन दिनों रांची में प्रायः रोज ही प्रदर्शन हुआ करते थे, जिनमें पचासों मील पैदल चल कर आदिवासी नौजवान, बच्चे-बूढ़े, औरतें और लड़कियां अपने पारंपरिक हथियारों का प्रदर्शन करते हुए भाग लिया करते थे। Continue reading “छोटानागपुर: ‘खटु आमे दुनिया, हेलु आमे चिर दुखिया’”

Naxal Found Chotanagpur Suitable for Guerrilla Warfare in 1969

Last year a militant Adivasi movement was launched by Birsa Seva Dal in Chotanagpur, Bihar. It influenced the villagers so much that they demonstrated even in the Ranchi town flashing their traditional arms.

Naxalites, who saw Chotanagpur hills as a strategic place for guerrilla war, were also active in the Dal. But they failed in their movement because the Adivasis have little faith in strangers. Continue reading “Naxal Found Chotanagpur Suitable for Guerrilla Warfare in 1969”