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The Kāhriās


STUDENTS of tribe and caste in India are well acquainted with Sarat Chandra Roy's excellent studies of the wild tribes of Orissa and the Central Provinces, of which the results are contained in his works on the Mundas, Orāons, Birhors and Bhuiyas. We are now given two interesting volumes on the Khāriās, who are to be found in Orissa and the eastern portion of the Central Provinces. Following the established order of such works, particulars are given of the origin, migration, physical traits, culture, social organization, birth, marriage and death rites, festivals and superstitions. Dr. Marett gives the work a short introduction, and there are numerous illustrations.

The Khārāis

By Sarat Chandra Roy Ramesh Chandra Roy. Vol. 1. Pp. xv+306+27 plates. Vol. 2. Pp. ii+307 530+ viii+13 plates. (Ranchi: “Man in India ” Office, 1937.) 11 rupees.

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ENTHOVEN, R. The Kāhriās. Nature 140, 213–214 (1937).

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