Disaibon Hul


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Year after year towards the end of June, Santal men, women and children make the long walk to the spot where the Santal Rebellion started in 1855. Tracing the route of the uprising, this long walk is to remember and celebrate one defining moment in adivasi history.

The Hul, as it was and still is called, left a deep impression upon the social imaginary of the Santal people. It was a last ditch effort to defend their way of life which was being undermined by the influx of outsiders.

This is a book for children to remember and cherish our heroes and their deeds.

Ruby Hembrom, a Santal, is the writer of adivaani’s Santal Creation Stories for children in English.

Saheb Ram Tudu, a Santal, is an artist, illustrator, animation filmmaker and sculptor. He has won four National and two International awards for his animations.

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Ruby Hembrom|Saheb Ram Tudu

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