cover image: Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology. July 1953



Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology. July 1953


But the stronghold of the Birhor as the Census Return would show is the Chatra sub-division of the Hazaribagh District from where some of the groups cross the borders and enter the adjoining area of Palamau. [...] The father or the elder brother of the bridegroom approaches the 'vents or the guardians of the bride with the proposal and unless the initiative comes thus from the bridegroom's side the bride's side keeps perfectly silent over the matter. [...] The ceremonial acceptance of the proposal is signified by washing the feet of the proposer by the women members of the bride's family at the bride's place. [...] The main feature of the marriage rituals of the Birhor is the ceremonial besmearing of the forehead of the bride with vermilion by the bridegroom. [...] The advent of freedom the progress of education and the urbanisation of the rural areas are weaving new patterns in the social and cultural practices of the country.
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i-iii Nabendu Datta-Majumdar view
i-i Nabendu Datta-Majumdar view
An Account of the Birhor of Palamau
1-i Asutosh Bhattacharyya view
A Group Distance Study of the Castes of U. P.
11-32 U. Guha, M.N. Kaul view
Socio-Economic Organization of the Kanikkar of Travancore
33-82 Bhabananda Mukherjee view
Abo Mn Rh Blood Groups and Secretor Factor in Kanikkar: A Genetical Survey in South Travancore and a Contribution to the Race Problem in India
83-98 E.C. Büchi view
The Body Build of the Abor
99-104 Sachin Roy view

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