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Musical Culture of the Munda Tribe

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Concept Publishing Company

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9788180690242

ISBN-10 8180690245


Number of Pages 589 Pages
Language English
Book Summary of Musical Culture Of The Munda Tribe One of the important areas of study in anthropology, so afar neglected, is tribal music. This book on musical culture of the Munda tribe of Chhotanagpur plateau of middle eastern India is a step in this direction. Music is composed from real life situation and experiences of either sex of the individuals and depicts the total life as well as cultural history of the people of that period. How a Munda perceives, conceptualizes and articulates his life experiences ideas and emotions and how he formulates philosophy of life ort of his experiences, is a representative example of the pattern and process in music making and its value in tribal society. Musical life of the tribal is full of behavioral activates and interactions with men, on the one hand, and with nature and spirit world, on the other. Human ideas, attitudes and emotions in general, find its best expression through the medium of song and dance and the best example of it can be seen in Munda music. In the book, original song texts have been retained with English translation so as to facilitate further research in this area. Contents 1. THE MUNDA TRADION OF MUSIC AND DANCE Anthropology of Munda Song. Music of the Mundas Dance of the Mundas 2. JOURNEY THROUGH THE STAGES OF LIFE. Making the Life Marriage and Social Life. The Marital Life. 3. THE ENVIRONMENT AND TRIBAL PEOPLE The Physical Environment. The Flora World in Songs. The Fauna World in songs. The Cosmic Universe.