The Adivasi Will Not Dance

The Adivasi Will Not Dance

Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar / Jan 18, 2020

The Adivasi Will Not Dance SHORTLISTED FOR THE HINDU PRIZE In this collection of stories set in the fecund mineral rich hinterland and the ever expanding squalid towns of Jharkhand Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar breathes life

  • Title: The Adivasi Will Not Dance
  • Author: Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar
  • ISBN: 9789385288654
  • Page: 265
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • SHORTLISTED FOR THE HINDU PRIZE 2016In this collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral rich hinterland and the ever expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar breathes life into a set of characters who are as robustly flesh and blood as the soil from which they spring, where they live, and into which they must sometimes bleed.Troupe master MangaSHORTLISTED FOR THE HINDU PRIZE 2016In this collection of stories, set in the fecund, mineral rich hinterland and the ever expanding, squalid towns of Jharkhand, Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar breathes life into a set of characters who are as robustly flesh and blood as the soil from which they spring, where they live, and into which they must sometimes bleed.Troupe master Mangal Murmu refuses to perform for the President of India and is beaten down Suren and Gita, a love blind couple, wait with quiet desperation outside a neonatal ward, hoping for different reasons that their blue baby will turn pink Panmuni and Biram Soren move to Vadodara in the autumn of their lives, only to find that they must stop eating meat to be accepted as citizens Baso jhi is the life of the village of Sarjomdih but, when people begin to die for no apparent reason, a ghastly accusation from her past comes back to haunt her and Talamai Kisku of the Santhal Pargana, migrating to West Bengal in search of work, must sleep with a policeman for fifty rupees and two cold bread pakorasE ADIVASI WILL NOT DANCE is a mature, passionate, intensely political book of stories, made up of the very stuff of life It establishes Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar as one of our most important contemporary writers.

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      • Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar

        Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar is the author of two books 1 The Mysterious Ailment Of Rupi Baskey a novel , and2 The Adivasi Will Not Dance a collection of short stories ,and a number of other fiction and non fiction works and Santhali to English and Hindi to English translations.More details about works by Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar and works about Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar can be found on his Google page, HansdaSowven ,while reviews of films he watches can be read on the Internet Movie Database , here user ur62754177 comments ,and Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, despite not being an academic, usually uploads the manuscripts of most of his non fiction works in DOC or DOCX or PDF formats published in a number of places on Academia, so that academics and anyone interested in his writings may read those works at one place, here independentademia Hansd.


    1. Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar's collection of short stories, "The Adivasi Will Not Dance", has been banned in Jharkhand because it has allegedly portrayed adivasi women in bad light. He has also been suspended from his job. This is symptomatic of the attacks on freedom of expression which is becoming all too common in India nowadays. Please support him by buying his book, which is available on (I already did)ehindu/news/national-------------------------------Adi-vasi means "First Dweller" or "Origin [...]

    2. 4.5 starsI had liked Hansda Sowendra Shekhar’s debut novel The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey very much, but with a few reservations that its rich and vivid detailing perhaps didn’t probe deeply enough into its characters’ predicament. As Shekhar returns with this collection of short stories he makes good on that concern. The ten stories in The Adivasi Will Not Dance cover a larger canvas and deftly lay bare the lives of ordinary people – a Central government tribal official’s famil [...]

    3. This book was recently marred by controversy where in it was banned for "painting the Santhals (a tribal community" in a bad light". Thankfully, better sense prevailed wherein the author was acquitted of the charges. After reading the book, I was bemused at the charge being levied in the first place, then again, in this age of outrage, it takes very little for "hurt feelings". On second thoughts, I can imagine some people making a hoopla over it, the stories are raw and rustic, feature unabashed [...]

    4. In this slim volume of ten short stories, Shekhar deftly packs in a wide range of characters and experiences. Very matter-of-fact writing with subtle socio-political commentary on the lives of Adivasis in contemporary India.

    5. (Detailed review coming up)Edit :The reason the book intrigued me was the fact that it was banned due to “political” reasons in Jharkhand. The offended lot, who incidentally were Santhal people only, said that the Santhal women have been wrongly portrayed, that some details are even “pornographic” in nature. The author was suspended from his position of a medical officer for writing this book, for writing what he felt about his own culture. Yes, the writer is an Adivasi himself from the [...]

    6. Had this book not been handed to me as a part of our PGP curriculum during the fag end of our first year in MBA, I would have probably not have chanced upon it. This was a supplementary reading to a course called 'Socio-Cultural Environment of Business' or SCEB as we more commonly referred it through its acronym. Although the hard-bound book in all its glory and the shiny blue cover had aroused my curiosity every now and then, the B-school curriculum hardly ever allowed time enough for the core [...]

    7. In Desire, Divination, Death, a widow, hurrying home down the road through the villages to an ill son, is accosted by a hungry child. Another woman, the eponymous Baso-jhi, finds a welcoming new home—before a sense of déjà vu sets in. A young girl does a bit of quick, well-paying work for a stranger while waiting for transport. Another woman, a popular and accomplished prostitute, pins her hopes for a settled life on a client whom she begs for kisses on the lips…Some of my favourite charac [...]

    8. The stories were compelling, but the narrative had a terrible male gaze and in some places, was downright sleazy.

    9. My friend had warned that some stories might not have completion,so started out feeling wary. But once i got into the groove so to speak, just could not stop being amazed at how well the author has exposed the exploitation the adi vasis undergo from every side.How the land that belongs to them is taken away in the guise of 'Development', how their way of life is changed drastically to their detriment,how the women are abused sexually, how they are made into caricatures to showcase their 'tribal' [...]

    10. This book is a plunge into the reality of life lead by a specific Adivasi tribe called Santhal in varying social settings. It came across to me as a work of non-fiction, but I did not see it being claimed as one. Nevertheless, the stories it tells the reader have the scent of truth in them. The scent of reality which is always hidden from us and if not hidden, which we tend to willfully ignore with indifference. The story of India is painted in vibrant colours, sprayed in heavenly scents and tra [...]

    11. Wonderful, descriptive, witty stories. Particularly liked the way Santhal words, phrases are used. Read the book as I was travelling in Jharkhand and meeting, writers and activists. Recommended.

    12. A brilliant collection of stories with socio-political context.My picks would be'Blue baby,'Merely a whore',The adivasi will not dance, 'They eat meat'.

    13. This collection of short stories tells of life in the hinterlands of Jharkand, and of life as adivasis and lower caste groups. The stories are powerfully political, and tell of marginalisation, appropriation, and vulnerabilities of gender and age.

    14. What a fucking heartbreaking, eye opening, incredible collection of short stories this is. Hope Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar continues to awe us with more tales from the fringes of this nation in the years to come.

    15. The only thing missing is a glossary - that is the reason for the four star rating - though it deserved five stars. Further, there some rather explicit scenes, so read with discretion.The title story brought tears to my eyes- it was so poignantly written. Hansda Shekhar has continued the fine tradition of doctors becoming authors e.g AJ Cronin, Arthur Conan Doyle, Somerset Maugham, Robin Cook Oliver Wendell Holmes, Michael Crichton, Anton Chekhov. He has a very simple yet evocative style of writ [...]

    16. This is an easy to read collection of short stories and among these, just one tells the tale of an Adivasi. A few stories at the beginning were sort of pointless but there are some others that will make a mark somewhere deep inside us. Overall: a not so bad read.

    17. A short story collection which moves almost from the soft to the hard. Simply written, matter-of-factly told tales. Really rich with meaning/perspective/self-image and the value of when insiders speak. The gentlest slap, the full sound of which hits you, when the last line of the last story has been written ( even if that one feels like the weakest story in a fairly potent collection. ) Adivasi - a pint of view that is so telling of contemporary India. Made me wish, farmers would tell their own [...]

    18. The writing is good, and it brings us stories about a people we otherwise hardly ever head about. Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar writers about their life as it is, and presents their problems and issues as a part of life- whether it is why the Adivasi will not dance, or a middle class family adapting to live in Gujarat for a while.

    19. A very strong offering as far as short story anthologies go. Aside from the sharply original voice and taut observations laced with barely concealed socio-political commentary, the main achievement of this collection is how it manages to never get repetitive, and be as versatile as it has turned out in terms of range of stories contained in this volume. Very highly recommend this.

    20. Hansda Shekhar is a medical officer in Jharkhand. In this collection of ten short and poignant stories, he tells the tales of Adivasis who inhabit the mineral-rich states of central-eastern India. The stories are simply-written and vivid but with a deep undertone of issues affecting Adivasis.

    21. I did not know about the controversy surrounding this anthology of stories till I had already purchased a copy, and till I reached the last story, I couldn't understand why the book has been banned by the Jharkhand government. The allegations that it was "offensive to the dignity of Santhal women" seemed quite ridiculous to me (and still does), but there is a subtle political undertone throughout the book, like a time bomb, that builds to a crescendo in the last story. The realism in the book is [...]

    22. Deep, simple and to the point. Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar teaches us about Santhali culture as he knows it. How he understands this complex, ancient culture of our subcontinent.He then explores how it has interacted with the modern world that sprung up around the rustic Santhali culture. And how both of them interacted. He doesn't pronounce any judgements, but by the time we finish the book, it is pretty clear who lost the battle of cultures.The deepest tragedy perhaps is that existence of such a [...]

    23. Here are a bunch of stories set in contemporary India and firmly rooted in our times. Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar’s eye for detail and the depth of these short stories sparkle, showing his mastery over the form. Incredibly enough for the short story format, within a few pages every character grows and leaves its imprint on our mind. Adding to the intensity is the frequent usage of vernacular words that the author doesn't bother translating into English! Behind the deceptive façade of a free-flow [...]

    24. Though the genre printed on the back cover proclaims the book as 'fiction', these stories are more fact than anything else. The suspension of Dr. Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, from his job, and eventually banning this book from Jharkhand were evocative enough to lure me into reading this book, and I must confess I am thoroughly impressed. Ten stories, dealing with different aspects of Adivasi life are not only fragmented pieces of Adivasi life, but also a singular quest to find one's identity. Start [...]

    25. I received this book as part of the @kaffeinatedkonversations subcription box. My 1st impression - some heavy duty serious book. My dad started reading it before me & said "its not a good book" Once I started reading, I realised why. Most of the stories have some aspect of sex, rape in it.The language is simple & easy to understand even if few authentic terminologies are used. Few stories introduced me to the actual state or the issues faced by the Adivasi's in our country. How they are [...]

    26. Got hands on the book when the govt imposed a ban on it. This book takes us through the lives of people of Jharkhand through a couple of short stories. The stories paint honest pictures of what might be happening at the ground level. Some of them are truly shocking as the one where a Santhal girl has to sleep with a policeman for Rs. 50 and cold bread pakoras. While there are some like "Merely a whore" which makes me question the importance of the story for finding its place in the book. Overall [...]

    27. I read its blurb and was ready to read it. Each story and each character and suffering around them is so real and has been written very honestly. Narrative skill are at its based. For me it's a 5star book because it really made me think that too again and again. about characters, their stories, life, realities. It made me emotional at sometimes and impressed many times.

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