Reordering a World: The Tana Bhagat Movement, 1914-1919

  title={Reordering a World: The Tana Bhagat Movement, 1914-1919},
  author={Sangeeta Dasgupta},
  journal={Studies in History},
  pages={1 - 41}
was divinely ordained to establish a new sect, the Tana sect, which was markedly different from the Oraon community. Leaders arose and withdrew, their movement gained momentum and ebbed at various points in time and, amidst this historical process, Tana attempts at reordering their world continued. Their identity was to be defined in opposition to the zamindars, the banias (moneylen¢ers), the missionaries, the Muslims and the British state. At the 
9 Citations

Mapping histories: Many narratives of Tana pasts

By locating the Tana Bhagats in the shifting terrains of forests and fields in Chota Nagpur, and by examining the hierarchies within the Oraon community, this paper suggests an alternate reading of

The politics of marginality and the construction of indigeneity in Chotanagpur

This article explores the way in which the different ethnic and national groups living on and impinging on the Chotanagpur plateau, in eastern India, perceived and used the landscape as a symbolic

Revaluation of Tradition in the Ideology of the Radical Adivasi Resistance in Colonial Eastern India, 1855–1932—Part II

After presenting the elements of the radical adivasi movement and defining tradition and ideology, the first and published part of this article discussed the radical build-up and main features of the

Revaluation of Tradition in the Ideology of the Radical Adivasi Resistance in Colonial Eastern India, 1855–1932—Part I

The study has two parts, the rise of a radical ideology in the resistance, and cultural implications of this ideology for the adivasi world. This part (Part I) discusses the rise of a radical

Introduction: Reading the archive, reframing ‘adivasi’ histories

In recent times, much has been happening that has brought ‘adivasis’ or ‘tribal’ communities to the fore, making them increasingly visible as subjects in debates around indigeneity, autonomy,

Rethinking Perspectives in Tribal Studies: Anthropology and Beyond

  • M. C. Behera
  • Sociology
    Shifting Perspectives in Tribal Studies
  • 2019
The title of the present volume, namely Shifting Perspectives in Tribal Studies—From an Anthropological Approach to Interdisciplinarity and Consilience, suggests shifting approaches in scientific

Des rebelles armés de feuilles blanches aux déchiffreurs de pierres

Comment des groupes tribaux (Adivasi) de l’Inde se sont-ils approprie l’ecriture, instrument de pouvoir et de savoir qui, en contexte colonial, etait d’abord associe aux Britanniques et aux castes

Boire des lettres ou converser avec les esprits ? Tensions rituelles autour de l’appropriation de l’écriture chez les Sora (Inde)

Chez les Sora, un groupe tribal du centre-est de l’Inde, un instituteur a instaure dans les annees 1930 des reformes rituelles radicales en s’inspirant des pratiques religieuses des hautes castes ;



Oraon Religion and Customs

poor. Of particular interest to anthropologists is the author's attempts to describe with some sense of objectivity the life of the common man at a time when anthropology was still in its infancy.

Political Department, Special Section, File No

  • 1919

Political Department, Special Section, File No. 421 of

  • 1919

Camp Purulia, from C.C. Stevens, Commissioner of the Chota Nagpore Division, to the Chief Secretary to the Government of Bengal

  • Agitation among a Section of the Christian Kols of Lohardugga and Singbhoom

Eine Reise nach Chechari

    The Popular Religion and Folklore of Northern India, London, 1896

      Little Communities in an Indigenous Civilization

      • Social Change in Modern India, Berkeley and Los Angeles
      • 1955

      Political Department, Special Section, File No. 54 of 1925. 149 Bihar and Orissa Government, Police Department

      • Abstract of Intelligence

      164 Tea District Labour Association, Hand-Book of Castes and Tribes

      • Police Department, Abstract of Intelligence