THE BIRHOR ( BIHUL ) TRIBE : A HISTORY & CULTURE

ARBIND KUMAR BLOG

When I was posted in the West Shinghbhum district ( now in the state of Jharkhand ) in late nineties , I heard the name of an aboriginal tribe called BIRHOR . Their actions appeared little peculiar to me because they preferred to live in the hut made up of bamboos and dry vines and herbs of the forest despite the fact that the Government had built pacca shelters for each family of the tribe . They were scattered in the areas of Sonua , Goerkera , Chota Nagara , Bada Nagara ( mostly in the forest areas of Saranda ) in Jharkhand and in some parts of West Bengal , Orisha , Chhatisgarh and Bihar . Traditionally nomadic , speaking Birhor language , the BIRHOR tribe has population of about 10726 in the state of Jharkhand , about 3104 in the state of Chhatisgarh , about 2241 in the…

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