(Last Updated on : 03/09/2013)
Sarada Prasad Kisku is a writer and a popular writer in Santhali language
who has had not only empowered India and made democracy meaningful by the dint of his creative efficacies but even left his mark as a social activist a pioneer in anti-witch movement of Purulia District
and freedom fighter. He was even the President Award winner "Ideal Teacher", who got many prizes, translated Rabindranath Tagore
in Santhali Language, wrote many books, international human rights protest Amnesty International, People's Union for Civil Liberty (PUCL), and chairman of Santhali Writers Association of Purulia, advisor of many organizations, enterpriser and entrepreneur , social reformer, active member of Indian Language Commission, poet Sarada Prasad Kisku's name is not unknown to people of Bihar
, West Bengal
Kisku with his creative ingenuity and his indomitable flair for writing undertook his risk of life in the grand aim of reforming the society through his writing, and he has shown his objectives to the intellectuals in our society. However the evaluation of his work still has hardly been done properly. His writing is the vociferous voice of the santhal society and the ardent display of the theme: the empire writes back. In veracity, Saradababu was born and brought up in the nexus and close proximity of Santhal society. Within the fabric of that society people nourished the notion or conception that the Santhal society or the tribal society is devoid of culture and literature.
In actuality Santhals are the backward tribes and their language and the use of their language and their authenticity of expression is clouded by their exclusive identity and their community colours. Although the Eurocentric nation presumes them to be the cross sectioned marginalized individuals who are quintessentially wild people, living in jungles having neither culture nor literature. In spite of this, one class of people is doing research on language, culture, literature, writing books, doing business with their culture.
The two poets who gained reputation at the time of Saradaprasad Kisku are the great poet Sadhu Ramchand Murmu and Scholar Raghunath Murmu. He was a disciple of Sadhu Ramchand Murmu. This reputed person died on March 28, 1996 at 11 p.m while suffering from a heart attack at his Darikadoba village in Purulia.