Santhal Tribe

The third largest tribe in India, the Santhals are mainly found in West Bengal, Bihar, Tripura, Odisha and Jharkhand. Dating back to the Pre-Aryan period, the Santhal Tribe is known for waging war against Lord Cornwallis in 1855 struggling and fighting against the British Regime. They are known for dancing which is deeply embedded in their. Their main occupation lies within the premises of the forest they reside in, ranging from hunting, fishing as well as cultivation for their livelihood. The Santhal Tribe is also known for their expertise in making musical equipments, mats and blankets out of plants. Their main language is Santhali.

NEG-FIRE Intervention Presence: Katihar District in Bihar, Sahibganj District in Jharkhand