ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Western Education and Rise of New Identity-Mundas and Oraons of Chotanagpur, 1839-1939

Mundas and Oraons of Chotanagpur, 1839-1939 Joseph Bara Tribal communities in India were neither closed and static entities nor did they passively succumb to changes wrought by external influences. This article traces the evolution of educated munda and onion youth in Chotanagpur under the patronage of British western education and the church missionaries. Yet these very youth were in the forefront in articulating their distinct identity against the internal colonialism perpetuated by the Biharis and against the communal politics engulfing Bengal.

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