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Title: Fractured ethnic space of rabha tribe of North Bengal
Authors: Pal, Surajit Kumar
Keywords: ethnic group
Forest village
Issue Date: Mar-2015
Publisher: University of North Bengal
Description: In recent time North Bengal is turning out to be the seedbed of social unrest as different ethnic groups are out to establish their own ethnopolitical space. The Rabha, a small indigenous tribal group, who inhabit the forest and non-forest villages, were a single united group in terms of their socio-cultural system in the pre-independence period, but in post-independence period they seem to be a fragmented lot. They are fragmented along political and religious lines; the entry of Christianity, in particular, has brought about boundaries within the ethnic community.
ISSN: 2348-6538
Appears in Collections:Vol. 02 No. 1 (March 2015)

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