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Santal: Fact Sheet
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The Santal are known for their rebellion in 1855 and have a long history of exploitation and migration. Numbering 7 to 8 million according to the 2011 census, which does not take into account the Santals who live in states that do not recognize them as Scheduled Tribe, they are probably the largest indigenous group in India and live in four different states (Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, and Bihar) as well as in Bangladesh and Nepal. Their original homeland is Hazaribagh on the Chhotanagpur plateau…

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Carrin, Marine, “Santal: Fact Sheet”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of the Religions of the Indigenous People of South Asia Online, Edited by: Marine Carrin (Editor-in-Chief), University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès, Michel Boivin, Centre for South Asian Studies (CNRS-EHESS), Gérard Toffin, Centre d’Études Himalayennes, Paul Hockings, University of Illinois at Chicago, Raphaël Rousseleau, Université de Lausanne, Tanka Subba, North-Eastern Hill University, Harald Lambs-Tyche, University of de Picardie-Jules Verne. Consulted online on 24 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2665-9093_BERO_COM_032197>
First published online: 2019



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