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In the state of West Bengal the Santals and Bengalis have resided together for a long long time. It is very hard to specify a time period of their association nevertheless it is impossible to deny the symbiotic relationship between these two communities. Exchanges as we know occurred on all fronts and it is interesting to observe these interactions. One way to observe these interactions is to look at the exchanges between Bengali and Santali languages which still is quite significant. Both the languages have considerably influenced one another, but in art we get to see another interesting level of interaction which is the subject of this article.
Sumit Soren is the founder of Livelystories. Basically an Agricultural Engineer, Sumit has interest in varied topics. He regularly writes on tribal history, internet and science related topics.