Spink, Calcutta. Os. 6d.)—Anthropologists will welcome this careful account of the Mundas. This tribe is the largest of the " Kolarian" tribes in the Chota Nagpur. Published: ; The Oraons of Chota Nagpur: their history, economic life, and social organisation / By: Roy, Sarat Chandra, The Mundas and their country. Size: xcm, Contents: Foreword; Preface; Introduction; Chapters I. The Origin of the Kol Tribes; II. The Traditional History of the Mundas; III. The Early.
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There exists an Akhara whichi is the medium of entertainment for the tribes.
Festivals celebrated among the Munda Tribal Community are Mage, Phagu, Karam, Sarhul, and like any other tribes, Mundas also have festivals but here they are a with a difference. Lights, fire games, pomp and show make a big part of their festivals.
Sarhul the mundas and their country festival of flowers is celebrated in the month of March-April which is the important festival of Mundas.
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On the occasion of this festival Sal flowers are brought to the Sarna and Pahao to propitiate all Gods of the Mundas. In this festival the spirits of deceased ancestors are the main objects of worship.
In the mundas and their country month of February-March Phagu festival is celebrated and is characterized by communal hunt.
During Phagu, the village Deity is worshipped. The festival corresponds with Holi festival as they sprinkle colour on one another. In the month of August-September for the prosperity of the village, the Karma Festival is celebrted.
Catalog Record: The Mundas and their country | Hathi Trust Digital Library
The Munda home consists of at least two huts. One is used for sleeping and, among the poorer families, houses the livestock as well.
The other is the eating house and contains the kitchen, a pen for the chickens, and also the sacred room where the family gods reside. The homes of the better-off may comprise three or four huts, arranged around a square and having a compound at the back.
The walls of the houses are generally windowless and built of mud, with a tiled or thatched roof. Household utensils and furnishings are simple.
The Mundas eat off wooden or metal dishes, while earthenware jars and baskets are used for storage. Wooden stools and a sleeping mat or string bed complete the household belongings.
In addition to its homesteads, a village has its sacred grove sarnathe public meeting space in the center of the village akhraand the village burial ground. On the outskirts of the village are cultivable uplands, which are regarded as part of the village itself and are used mainly for growing garden vegetables.
Lying further down the slopes are the terraced lands used for wet-rice cultivation. The Mundas are endogamous, i. Traditionally, Mundas do not marry before the boy can the mundas and their country a plow and the girl can weave and spin, but instances of child marriage are known to occur.
Mundas and their country
Marriages are usually negotiated and the mundas and their country on the consent of the involved parties. The actual ceremonies are quite elaborate and appear to have absorbed many Hindu rituals.
A bride-price is paid in both cash and goods. Although the newlyweds may take up residence in the husband's father's house, the nuclear family is preferred. Monogamy is the norm, and both divorce and widow remarriage are allowed.
Munda people - Wikipedia
Men ordinarily wear nothing more than a cotton loincloth with colored borders known as botoi. A piece of cloth or a blanket may be wrapped around the upper body during cold weather.
Young men place a belt of silk or plaited thread around the waist.