Thursday, August 11, 2022

The People


The vast majority of the Kharias are found in the Ranchi and Singhbhum districts. The hill Kharias practice a crude type of shifting cultivation and hunt with bows and arrows, sticks and with spears. The Birhors are mostly found in the districts of Hazaribagh and usually live in huts made of twigs and leaves but during the rains  in semi-permanent settlements. They sustain themselves by gathering wild forest produce, including honey and beewax, by hunting deer and other animals and by catching birds and monkeys.