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Jharkhand Bans Sahitya Akademi-Winning Author's Book for 'Negative' Portrayal of Santhals
Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar, the author of the book, won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puruskar in 2015 for his novel The Mysterious Ailment of Rupi Baskey. Referencing an article in Hindustan, Tudu said the book was insulting to Santhal women. The story says that the woman agreed to go to bed with anybody in lieu of something to eat. Shekhar has alleged that he has been facing continuous online harassment and abuse since the publishing of his book.
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