Like many other girls, I wore saree for the first time on my school farewell day. It was a turquoise blue chiffon saree that my mother had bought for some family function. I was lanky and thought myself as a model while walking the ramp on the stage of the school auditorium. I loved the feel of the saree. And yes, it smelled like my mother.
Tribals form 27 percent of Jharkhand’s population. The believers of Sarna have been aboriginals of the land much before the creation of Bihar or the Jharkhand state. Their history is as old as the Mahabharata.