With 29 per cent of the population belonging to one of 30 tribal communities in Jharkhand, the charm of one of India’s youngest states lies in its strong tribal identity. Travellers immerse themselves completely in the age-old rituals, traditional music, local cuisine, and oral literature when they get here. Some major tribes in Jharkhand, namely the Santhals, Oraons, Mundas, and Hons, are distinct in their lifestyles, festivals, and occupation, and are a treat for the culturally inclined to experience. They like to display creativity in their ornamentation, art work (bamboo and wood work), and community dance forms including the Chhou dance that’s typically performed by the Saraikela and Charinda communities. This photograph was taken in Ranchi as the dancers prepared for the festivities to begin.
4. Munda TribeMunda tribe mainly inhabits in the region of Jharkhand. The Mundas have highly respected tribals from the time of pre – independence of India. They speak Mundari language. Munda people follow their own indigenous Indian religion referred as Sarnaism.Since the primitive times, they have been wanderers & hunters occupying an India tribal belt, later they became settled agriculturists cultivators. They are also excellent in basket work and weaving. Like any other tribes, Mundas also have festivals, but here they are with a difference. Lights, fire games, pomp, and show make a big part of their festivals. They have a special dance form, called as Nupur (an anklet) Dance.