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Munda - Adivasis Of Jharkhand

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Mundas are the Adivasis or the Tribals of the Jharkand. They spread over other states like Bihar, West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, and Orissa. Outside India Mundas can be found in Bangladesh. Today there are around two million Munda People.

The Mundas are highly respected tribals from the time of pre - independence of India. Birsa Munda , the Munda who turned into a Prophet and was a freedom fighter in the Indian Independence Struggle, is the most respected tribal. At a small age of 20 yrs, Birsa Munda was revered by his people as God. His active participation in the freedom fight disturbed the Britishers so much that they finally caught him at the young age of 25. He died in suspicious circumstances in the Jail of Ranchi in 1900. Even today his contribution to the Independence Of India is recognised with regard. He has been honoured by the Governent Of India.


Different Aspects Of Mundas :
Festival Of Munda
Festival of Munda Tribe

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.
Birsa Munda - God Of Jharkhand
God Of Jharkhand - Birsa Munda

Birsa Munda, the revolutionary Munda, who fought in the independence freedom fight of India against Britishers, is revered as God in the State of Jharkhand.

Munda Tribe

Culture Of Mundas

A one fourth of the Munda population is Christian. Mundas speak Mundari language. They have a special dance called as Nupur ( an anklet) dance. Wearing Nupur in ankles, the Mundas dance in chorus. For the occupation , in the ancient days they used to be the woodcutters, cutting down the forests and then selling the wood. But now they have taken to fishing and earth cutting.

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