A Visual Journey into Santhal Village Life Back
The authors of this piece, representing INTACH Jharkhand Chapter Research Team made several visits to Rasunchopa village of Potka block (enroute Jamshedpur–Hata– Haludbani– Tiring–Rairangpur connecting Jharkhand and Orissa) during 2013-15. The original purpose was to investigate the process of labour migration to the Steel factory at Jamshedpur. During our fieldwork, we could find that mainly Santal villages in the neighbourhood were the key labour supply hub. The labour would daily cycle several miles to reach their workplace. Till date villagers work as permanent or daily wage workers in large numbers taking the advantage of accessibility by road.
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