Gorkhaland: In Search Of Motherland (মাতৃভূমির খোঁজে)

In Search Of Motherland (মাতৃভূমির খোঁজে)

This documentary is about the ensuing agitation in the hills of North Bengal, carried out by the local residents or natives, demanding for a separate  state, Gorkhaland. The movement has earned fame as the Gorkhaland Movement and has been the cause of much disturbance in the hilly regions around Darjeeling. We show the actual ground realities in the area through interviews and coverage of many incidents that have occurred since the beginning of the movement. We try to trace the beginning of such demands, the history of the place and its people.

This documentary is in Bengali.
The English version of the documentary is here :

This film traces the history of the Gorkhas in North Bengal. Focusing on their deprivation since the colonial times, the film brings to light how the demand for Gorkhaland transcends the demand for ‘development’ and develops into a movement for the right to identity of the Gorkhas. It is a quest for the Gorkhas to curve out a state to call their own, their motherland. Through this movement the people of the hills send a clear message, they are unique enough to demand a state of their own, their language, culture, clothes, food habits and even looks are entirely different. By no means are they Bengali and all of this reinforces their demand of separation from Bengal.

Posted on 21-Jul-10, in Our Films and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. The entire documentary gives the true picture of the demand for GURKHALAND. EXCELLENT. I cried in two or three occasion. Love the land the people of GURKHALAND.

  2. Bishnu prasad gautam

    1.sarva siksha matri bhasama.
    2.matako dudh sisulai siksha matri bhasama, prabhav parchha sristilai prakashko gatima.
    3.matri bhasama siksha nadinu sukshma gatima das banaunu.
    4.what mother’s milk is to baby mother tongue is to education.
    5.matri bhasama kanun banaunu.
    6.janatale sabai siksha matri bhasama paun

  3. DIPEN GHIMIRAY

    The demand for the state of GORKHALAND was first raised on 16th March 1907. Its now 104 years but sadly this demand of the 1.64 crore Gorkhas is still unfulfilled. though the Nagas got their Nagaland, Bangalis has West Bengal, Assamese has Assam, Punjabis has Punjab, Tamils has Tamil Nadu, Biharis has Bihar, yet the Indian Gorkhas are still awaiting for their Gorkhaland! WHAT A MOCK OF THE DEMOCRACY……… PLEASE AWAKE ALL AND SUPPORT THE DEMAND OF THE GORKHALAND – A New State in India! lets show to all that the Democracy still prevails in India. JAI GORKHA! JAI GORKHALAND!! JAI HIND!!!

  4. DIPEN GHIMIRAY

    though we fulfill the CRITERIA FOR A NEW STATE IN INDIA, ie, the criteria of population (1 crore 64 lakh), the criteria of AREA (Gorkhaland 6450 sq km; Goa 3750 sq km; all Union Territories of India are less than 500 sq km, except Andamand Nicobar Islands which is 8000 sq km), Economic Status (Net state Domestic Product Rs 14000 crore and PER CAPITA INCOME of Rs 64500), and the long HISTORY OF DEMAND (From 16th March 1907) ……….. the DEMAND OF GORKHALAND is still unfulfilled.

  5. Paul Joseph

    Blood is not so cheap to be spilled around like it has been….wailing widows….orphaned children and a sabotaged generation is how 2011 girdles the hills of Darjeeling.
    People for peace in the hills. WE NEED TO STOP THE VIOLENCE..

  6. Bishnu Prasad Gautam

    सर्व शिक्षा मात्री भाषामा नहुनु सुक्ष्म गतिमा दास हुनु हो.

  7. It’s enough! Now it seems we got to pick out khukri’s once again. We demanded peacefully but no one listened to us , let us have our own right and our birth right Gorkhaland!

  8. THENDUP LAMA

    dis documentary was very interesting, truly hope we get Gorkhaland as fast as possible ..it’s our right and we r being deprived from our right. We need Gorkhaland very badly !! JAI GORKHALAND . JAI GURUDEV !!

  9. विष्णु प्रसाद गौतम

    मातृभाषाको सम्मान राष्ट्रको समान |

  10. Conversation started शनिवार
    Bishnu Prasad Gautam
    11/9, 9:03साँझ
    Bishnu Prasad Gautam
    माताको दूध शिशुलाई शिक्षा मातृभाषामा,
    प्रभाव पर्छ सृस्‍टिलाई प्रकाशको गतिमा।…. यी माथिका हरफ मेघालय शिलोंगका नेपालीभाषी पुस्तक ब्यबसायी श्री बिष्णु गौतमले बिगत ५ वर्ष देखि जोड तोडका साथ प्रचार प्रसार गर्दै आएका छन् । उनले प्रकाशन गरेका पुस्तक, बिजक, लेटर प्याड, पुस्तक सुची जताततै यी हरफ देख्न पाइन्छ । नेपाली, अंग्रेजी, खासी र बंगाली भाषामा लेखिएका यी हरफले मातृभाषाको शक्तिले सृष्टिको रक्षा र यस सुन्दर बहुरंगी विश्व-बाटिकालाइ द्रुत गतिमा सुमुन्नत बनाउन टेवा मिल्ने संदेश दिन्छ ।.
    जन्मेपछि सम्बाद गर्न सिकेको पहिलो भाषा नै मानिसको मातृभाषा हो । संसारमा ज्ञान, सोच र कल्पनाको बहुरंगी विविधता कायम राख्न पनि मातृभाषालाइ बचाईराख्न र विकास गर्न जरुरि छ । मातृभाषामा दिइने शिक्षाले सम्बन्धित भाषा त्यसको लिपि, जातीय संस्कार र संस्कृतिको विकास तथा समाजमा उत्प्रेरणा र चेतनाको अभिवृद्धि हुन्छ । यदि कुनै भाषा लोप भएर गयो भने त्यस जतिको संस्कृति पनि लोप भएर जान्छ । संस्कृतिक सम्वृद्धिमा सबैभन्दा ठूलो योगदान भाषाको नै हुन्छ । मातृभाषामा दिइने अभिव्यक्ति सबैभन्दा परिपूर्ण र सहज हुन्छ । यदि मातृभाषा सम्पन्न भयनन भने संसारमा धेरै कारोबार हुने सम्पर्क भाषाको अवस्था पनि खोक्रो हुन जानेछ । ससाना हजारौ मातृभाषाका कारणले नै संसारका सम्पर्क भाषा सम्पन्न र हराभरा भएका हुन् । यदि कारोबारी भाषामा लिप्त भएर मातृभाषाको लोप भयो भने ज्ञान बिज्ञानको संसार उराठिलो मरुभूमि जस्तो बन्ने छ । त्यसैले शिक्षा मातृभाषामै हुनु पर्छ । मातृभाषा मानिसको मौलिक ज्ञान, शिप सृजनाको खजाना हो । यस्तो महत्वपूर्ण खजानाको रक्षामा ध्यान नदिएर क्षणिक लाभको निम्ति कारोबारमा चलेका भाषामा मात्र लिप्त हुनु समाजको भविस्य माथि गरेको बेइमानी र बाल अधिकारको हनन हो ।.
    प्रसिद्ध साहित्यकार रवीन्द्रनाथ टैगोरले भनेका छन्, ‘मातृभाषामा शिक्षा पाउनु मानिसको जन्मसिद्ध अधिकार हो । हामी जसरी आमाको कोखमा जन्मेका हौं त्यसैगरी मातृभाषा पनि हाम्रो कोख हो । यी दुवै आमा हाम्रालागि सधैं सजीव र अपरिहार्य छन् ।’ उनले मातृभाषाको महत्त्वलाई बुझे र बुझाउने कोसिस गरे । प्रसिद्ध राजनीतिज्ञ नेलसन मण्डेलाले भनेका छन्- इफ यू स्पिक टु अ म्यान इन अ ल्याङ्वेज ही अन्डरस्ट्यान्डस, इट गोज् टु हिज माइन्ड बट इफ यू स्पिक इन हिज ल्याङ्वेज इट गोज टु हिज हर्ट । यदि कसैसँग उसले बुझ्ने भाषामा कुरा गर्नुभयो भने त्यो कुरा उसको दिमागमा मात्र पुग्छ । यदि उसको मातृभाषामा भन्नुभयो भने मुटुसम्म पुग्छ । मण्डेलाले मातृभाषाको द्रुत असरलाई प्रस्ट्याए ।.
    संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघको अध्ययनअनुसार यतिबेला कारोबारमा नचलेका करिब ५३०० मातृभाषा संकटमा परेका छन् । शिक्षामा मातृभाषाको महत्त्वलाई नजरअन्दाज गरेर अबको शिक्षानीति बनाइयो भने सामाजिक र राष्ट्रिय मात्र होइन मानव जातिकै अस्तित्व संकटमा आउन सक्ने स्थिति बन्नेछ । संयुक्त राष्ट्रसंघमा सन् १९९९ बाट यस मुद्दाले स्थान पाइसकेको छ । अब यसलाई संसारभरि उपयुक्त कार्यान्वयनको खाँचो छ ।.
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    सर्व शिक्षा मातृभाषामा नहुनु सुक्षम गतिमा दास हुनु हो |
    बग्ने पानी पुग्दैन वर्षा नै चाईन्छ, सुसम्पन्न समाज बनाउन सर्व मातृभाषा मा शिक्षा चाईन्छ

  11. My Article on Darjeeling Times Webpage in Support for Gorkhaland State

    http://darjeelingtimes.com/my-support-for-%E2%80%AA%E2%80%8Egorkhaland%E2%80%AC-state/

    Kameng

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