Tribal literature defined

RANCHI: Scholars from all over the country who took part in a two-day seminar organized on 14-15 June by Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhada here were unanimous in their view that unless elements of Tribal philosophy are present in it, no literature can qualify as Tribal literature. The literature that does not resonate with the rhythm of nature, that has disdain for living beings, that does not negate the lust for money and violence for capturing markets, that has no place for sympathy and selfrealization and that has not been written in an original Tribal language, is not Tribal literature.

RANCHI: Scholars from all over the country who took part in a two-day seminar organized on 14-15 June by Jharkhandi Bhasha Sahitya Sanskriti Akhada here were unanimous in their view that unless elements of Tribal philosophy are present in it, no literature can qualify as Tribal literature. The literature that does not resonate with the rhythm of nature, that has disdain for living beings, that does not negate the lust for money and violence for capturing markets, that has no place for sympathy and selfrealization and that has not been written in an original Tribal language, is not Tribal literature. A 15-point Ranchi declaration on Tribal literature was also issued at the seminar.

 

Published in the July 2014 issue of the Forward Press magazine


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