Sunday, December 4, 2022

The People

The Mundas

The Mundas, found in the south of Ranchi district and the Khunti sub division, are divided into a number of exogamous clans known as Kilis. Though they were gleaners and hunters not long ago, they have entered the maze of industrial economy now. They live in urban surroundings, eat food available from the markets, spend money on jewellery and trinkets, join in demonstrations, shout slogans, strike work and have produced leaders from among themselves. The Mundas worship 'Sing Bonga' - the sun god and also their ancestors, whose spirits are known as the Ora-bongako or the house hold gods.