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Czechoslovakia Reforming under Pressure

the Jharkhand movement should not be confined within the level of politics alone but should also involve social, economic, cultural and literary movements which too reflect the aspirations of the Jharkhandi people. The programme is the outcome of long years of struggle on various fronts. Some important landmarks in the struggle are: Mayurbhanj agitation for merger with Bihar in 1949, the displaced persons movement, that began with the Damodar Valley Project and Bokaro Steel factory and matured in the seventies to resistance struggles at Subarnarekha and Koel-Karo projects. These brought all the local people together. The worker-peasant movement of 1973-74 in the formative period of Jharkhand Mukti Morcha was another landmark. In the post-emergency phase of broad democratic movements all the political parties came together in 1977 to form an All Party Sangharsh Samiti. None of these fronts on economic and political issues persisted for long, being vulnerable to the divisive propaganda. But the foundation for a lasting unity has been laid meanwhile by the literary and cultural movements. Among those of particular importance is the OI Chiki script movement among the Santhals to resist the cultural alienation from one another especially of the younger generation in different states. Santhals in the three .states had to learn Santhali in three different scripts and their literature was becoming unintelligible to one another. Similar efforts have been made among some other communities though with less success.

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