Dear Bidyut and others
Tribals are not Hindus is also known to all those Hindus who with ill intentions in their mind for political games they play in the name of religion are taking the benefit of the poverty and simple nature of tribals.
I fully agree with Gladson that no body has defined the religion of tribals but that does not mean that tribals do not have their own religion to follow. Even those who have converted to Christianity also perform Sarna Puja and celebrate the same as all others.
It is time we must make sincere efforts to write about tribals and bring them to history. With tribal university coming in at few states, it would be interesting to see that they include such faculty that encourage anthropologists to do enough research work and also to clear the doubts from the minds of few fundamentalists who are out to label tribals as Hindus who have their own perspective to look at tribals with greedy eyes.
Adivasis do worship "Siba" who is a tribal god and Hindus worship him and now use his name for political gains. Celebrating each others religion in our country is common. We have holidays on Ids, Diwali, Christmas and Guru Nanak janati where we mix together irrespective of caste creed and religion amongst our friends from all those religions. Just as Bidyut being a Hindu celebrates X-mas goes to church with his christian friends. What is wrong in this? But this does not mean that Bidyut is a Christian or we are of that religion or this religion or this is that and that is this. Unfortunately, as stated earlier, I am sorry to say that few fundamentalist faces in this forum too takes pride in declaring tribals as Hindus which needs to be criticized in the strongest possible words. No body has given them any license to say anything that emerges in their mind. The topic being sensitive, role of moderators is also very important and must censor the nonsense that is dumped here.
Samuel Lakra. __._,_.___
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