An Ethnographic Study of Minor Schedule Tribal Groups of Jharkhand – Baiga and Bhumij

This ongoing project will attempt a systematic documentation of Baiga and Bhumij tribes to trace the trajectory of major social, political and economic transitions across time

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Using partcipant observation, interviews with significant community members and audio-visual documentation, PDAG will be attempt a systematic documentation of Baiga and Bhumij tribes in Jharkhand. The goal of this research project funded by Dr Ramdayal Munda Tribal Research Institute in Ranchi, is to trace the social, political and economic transitions of these tribal groups across time.

The project will also document their history of origin, migration, displacement and resettlement within the state of Jharkhand. We seek to develop a deep understanding of the socio-cultural organisation of the Baiga and Bhumij tribes. The study will be conducted across Chatra, Palamu and Saraikela-Kharasawan