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Title: Cultural dimension of ethnic identity: study on the Oraon tribe of North Bengal
Other Titles: SOCIAL TRENDS, Vol.2 No.1 March 2015, p. 103-110
Authors: Tirkey, John Breakmas
Keywords: Self-ascription
Mythological origin,
Ethnic consciousness
Bonding mechanism
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Description: The term ‘ethnicity’ has its origin in the distant past but it has acquired new significance and dimension in recent times, which, in broad sense, encompasses a form of social organization, sense of kinship, group solidarity, language, tradition and culture, identified objectively and subjectively. The present paper attempts to study the cultural dimension of ethnic identity of the Oraon tribe of North Bengal, which is one of the largest and the earliest inhabitants among the tribal communities in the region. The Oraons have a very rich stock of cultural heritage and tradition- real and mythical, which forms the basis of their ethnic identity, which has acquired a new significance in recent times in the new world order.
URI: http://ir.nbu.ac.in/handle/123456789/3524
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 2 No. 1 (March 2015)

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