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Kinship and tribal polity a comparative study of the Mundas and Oraons of Bihar by Ajit Kumar Pandey

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Published by Rawat Publications in Jaipur .
Written in English



  • India,
  • Bihar.


  • Munda (Indic people) -- Politics and government.,
  • Oraon (Indic people) -- Politics and government.,
  • Tribal government -- India -- Bihar.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [258]-268)

StatementAjit Kumar Pandey.
LC ClassificationsDS432.M8 P36 1989
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 276 p. :
Number of Pages276
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1834398M
ISBN 108170330777
LC Control Number89906337

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