The Birhor is a nomadic, hunting-gathering tribe of Jharkhand State, and belongs to Primitive Tribal Group. This book is based on field research conducted by author himself in the hilly and largely inaccessible terrain which is the abode of the Birhor, for his doctoral thesis. Although there are many publications purporting to describe the life and culture of this vanishing tribe, this book presents an authentic and comprehensive account of the entire gamut of Birhor society and culture - from life cycle to political organization, from social structure to economy, from demography to religion.
The book is a must for students and teachers in anthropology and tribal sociology as well as for tribal development administrators, policy planners, NGOs, social workers and enlightened laymen. Administrators in tribal areas will find this book of utmost importance.