Nepal Paramanik
Assistant Professor of Education, Rani Dhanya Kumari College, Jiaganj, Murshidabad, West Bengal
India is one of the diversified and multi-cultural countries in the world. Here difference kinds of people live together without any conflict. The population of the country includes of different castes, communities, social and ethnic groups. Santal is one of them. In India the tribes are known to be the autochthonous people of the land. But it is true that tribal peoples are one of the backward sections in the society and even in this modern age they face various kinds of problem. Language problem is one of the major problems. On the focus of this problem this paper tries to point out the language problem among the scheduled tribe particularly Santal tribe students in Purulia District. A questionnaire was used for knowing the language problems of Santal students in purulia district. The sample consists of 100 Santal students (Male-60 & Female- 40) reading in Primary schools of Purulia district, West Bengal. The study revealed that 100% students are responded that Santali language cannot be teaches in the school. It is also found that 38% Santal students agreed with the school provides Santali books for the study and 62% Santal students said that no Santali books has been provided for their study. It is also found that all Santal students responded that teacher cannot teach his lesson in Santali language. Present study also revealed that 78% Santal students said that they are not found any friends to talk in Santali language and 22% Santal students said that they found friends to talk in Santali language. On the other hand, this study revealed that 67% Santal students responded that government has taken many steps for improve the Santali language and 33% Santal students said that government could not taken any steps for improving the Santali language.
Keywords: Language Problem, Scheduled Tribe, Santal Students, Santali Language
Journal Name :
EPRA International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research (IJMR)

Published on : 2024-02-21

Vol : 10
Issue : 2
Month : February
Year : 2024
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