Tribal culture in Jharkhand – Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre

Carved out of Bihar in 2000, many treasures of the relatively new state of Jharkhand situated in the Chota Nagpur Plateau is still less known to most people. Nature wears her best clothes in this state. Many rivers like the Damodar, Brahmani, Kharkai and the Subarnarekha, flow gently adding to the natural charm of Jharkhand. It is heaven on earth, where hill streams bubble like a young adivasi’s laughter. It is here that you can hear the sound of silence, taste the elegance of nature. The state is endowed with abundant mineral wealth, flora and fauna. The many tribes inhabiting this part of the country are scattered and spread all over the state. Jharkhand has proudly emerged culturally as an important multi ethnic state.

Over thirty indigenous communities exist harmoniously in Jharkhand. Some of the major tribes are the Santhals, Oraons, Mundas, Kharias, Hos and Cheros. Rich in culture and traditions, these communities have several colourful festivals. As the tribal communities gave up their gypsy life styles, they began clearing forests for settlements. The journey of their life is reflected in the rhythm of the different tribal and folk dances of the state.

Source: Easrern Zonal Cultural Centre
Address : http://ezccindia.org/jharkhand.html
Date Visited: Thu Aug 25 2011 23:38:48 GMT+0200 (CEST)

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