Stan’s death: A loss for Adivasis
In the death of Father Fr. Stanislaus Lourduswamy, popularly known as Stan Swamy, the Adivasis of India in general and those of Jharkhand in particular, have lost their friend, philosopher and guide, who laid down his life for them. In Stan’s death, however, the Adivasis celebrate his life, as a martyr, for their identity, dignity and self-esteem.
The author is the Director of Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi.