An enigmatic tribal icon from the flip of the final century all straight away becomes the toast of all political parties. why? because adivasi votes are wanted in a spate of upcoming elections
Kolkata,ISSUE DATE: Dec 5, 2022 | UPDATED: Nov 25, 2022 19: 24 IST
Left: PM Narendra Modi can pay tribute to Birsa Munda at Parliament Residence (Photo: ANI) | Pleasurable: West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee at the icon’s delivery anniversary celebration in Jhargram, Nov. 15
LAND, FOREST, IDENTITY, FAITH: The subject matters that expose to India’s tribal communities appear as faded and unchanged because the jungles of Chhotanagpur the attach, on a monsoon-soaked night in 1895, a 21-one year-worn formative years named Birsa Munda skilled an epiphany. It became the onset of a remarkable fable; an inflection level in Adivasi history. The one change that came with electoral democracy is that identification is now furthermore political—in the occasion politics sense. For a man who’s a totemic resolve of get up for Adivasis—indeed, of armed resistance to exploitation by all outsiders—it’s ironic how every occasion is scrambling for a part of Birsa.
Aditya Mohan Wig
Nov 25, 2022