Freedom of expression

A Santhal suppressed

Print edition : October 13, 2017

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar. Photo: The Hindu

A Santhal tribesman at a protest in Kolkata demanding the inclusion of the Santhali script, Ol-Chiki, in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. A file picture. Photo: Parth Sanyal

Once hailed as the brave new voice from Jharkhand, the award-winning writer Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar faces allegations of maligning the Santhals in his second book, which the Jharkhand government has banned on the charge of obscenity.
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