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The Kamar

S.C. Dube


This book takes a comprehensive look at the Kamar tribe, an aboriginal tribe located within the Central Province (present day Chhattisgarh) of India. It presents an anthropological monograph on the tribe, starting with a basic description of its location, population, and organization. The rest of the book is devoted to several aspects of the Kamar culture, including tribal law, its myths and rituals, attitudes towards marriage and sex, and religious ceremonies and rituals. The final part of the book focuses on the various changes that have occurred within the Kamar tribe due to the influences ... More

Keywords: Kamar tribe, Kamar culture, tribal law, myths and rituals, marriage, sex, religious ceremonies, changes, influences of other tribes, tribal organization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780198077312
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077312.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S.C. Dube, author
Former Director of Research and Principal of the National Institute of Community Development, Director of Indian Institute of Advanced Study, and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jammu