Unearthing the Literary Legacy: 51 Books on Munda Tribe, Language, and Culture


Welcome to the Adivasi Journal website, where we embark on a literary journey to explore the rich heritage of the Munda tribe, their language, and culture. In this comprehensive guide, we delve into the world of 51 remarkable books that provide invaluable insights into the lives and traditions of the Munda tribe.

The Significance of Munda Tribe, Language, and Culture

The Munda tribe, one of the most ancient tribes in India, holds a unique place in the tapestry of indigenous communities. Their rich culture, distinct language known as Mundari, and time-honored traditions have fascinated scholars, researchers, and enthusiasts for generations.

Exploring the Rich Literary Heritage

The literary heritage of the Munda tribe is a treasure trove of knowledge and wisdom. It offers a glimpse into their way of life, rituals, folklore, and the profound connection they share with the natural world. These books serve as a bridge between the past and the present, preserving the cultural legacy of the Munda tribe.

50 Books on Munda Tribe and Mundari Language

Let’s embark on a journey through these remarkable books, each a testament to the enduring spirit of the Munda tribe:

An introduction to the Mundari Language (1871) Rakhal Das

Mundari Primer (1873) – J.C Whittley

Rudiments of a Mundari Grammar (1891) Rev. D. Semt

A Mundari Start reader (1893) John Hoffmann

Mundari Grammar (1903) – Rev. John Hoffmann S.J.

A Mundari Grammar with exercise (1905/1909) – Rev. John Hoffmann S.J.

Horo Duranko (1907) – Maulavi Abdul Wali

The Mundas and their country (1912) – Mr. S.C. Roy

Mundari Grammar – Rev. Schmel

Encyclopaedia Mundarica (1924,1931,1933,1950) – John Hoff Mann (16 खण्ड पर English में लिखा गया मुण्डााओं के जीवन पर आधारित सबसे बड़ा ग्रन्थ )

Munda Community (1928) S.C. Roy

Mundari English Dictionary (1931) – M.B. Bhaduri

Munda Durang (1942) – D. Hans

Not without witness (1954) – Dr. S.B.D. Hans

Notes on the Phonology of Mundari (1957) – John Gumperz.

The Mundas & Oraon of Chottanagapur (1960) – Fr. Dr. Philip Ekka.

The Munda World (1967) – P. Ponette, S.J.

A Descriptive Analysis of Mundari (1966) – Dr. W.A. Cook.

Mundari Verb Conjugation (1960) – D. Terrence

Munda and Indonesia – Mr. F.B.J. Kuiper

The Copual in Mundari, Foundation of language (1967) – D. Terrence Langendoen.

Aspects of Munda Verb (1969) – Dr. Ram Dayal Munda

Culture change in tribal Bihar (Munda & Oraon) – Sachchidanand.

Indian Tribe – The Munda

The Religious System of the Munda Tribe

Political Awakening of Tribals in Jharkhand

An Historical Outline of Pre-British Chottanagar

Mundari Jadur Songs – Dr. Ram Dayal Munda with Norman Zide.

Political Socialization of the Mundas.

The Jharkhand Movement Dr. Ram.Dayal Munda.

Mundari Phonetic reader (1974) N.k. Sinha.

Mundari Grammar (1975) N.K.

Some Formal Features of Traditional Mundari Poetry (1976) Dr. Ram Dayal Munda.

The Demonstrative System in Munda (1991) Toshiki Osada (Tokyo University)

Mundari as a flexile Language (2005) Kees & Jan Rijkhoff.

Mundari German Grammar – Dr. A. Nottrott.

11 Books written in Hindi:

हिंदी में प्रकाशित कुछ पस्तकें

  1. मुण्डारी सरल शिक्षा (1965 ) प्रो. जे सी तिलमिड़ (हैवर्ड )
  2. मुण्डारी गीतकार श्री बुदू बबु और उनकी रंचनाएँ , प्रीतपाला और रामयनपाला
  3. छोटानागपुर के आदिवासी (1970 ) पौलुस तोपनो। एस जे
  4. उलगुलान बिरसा मुण्डा और उनका आन्दोलन (1979 ) डॉ कुमार सुरेश सिंह
  5. मुण्डरी – हिंदी शब्दकोश (1973 ) स्वर्णलता प्रसाद
  6. झारखण्ड में ग्राम स्वराज (2001 ) डॉ राम दयाल मुण्डा
  7. मुण्डारी सीखने का सरल व्याकरण जोसेफ तोपनो
  8. गाँधी से पहले गाँधी (बिरसा मुण्डा पर)
  9. झारखण्ड में मुण्डा का आर्थिक इतिहास
  10. .मरंग गोमके जयपाल सिंह
  11. झारखण्ड दिसुम मुक्तिगाथा और सृजन के सपने

Where to Find These Books?

Interested readers can find most of these books at Satya Bharti, located at Dr. Kamil Bulke Road, Post Bag No. 2, Ranchi – 834001, Jharkhand. For inquiries, please contact Phone: 0651-2350075.

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