About the Book:
This book seeks to understand in the context of the Ho of Singhum why they still continue to remain the most epistemicaly benighted. The book argues that the over-dependence of researchers on the statist sources preserved at the national and state capitals have more of less connitted colonial and post-colonial writings to the colonial imaging of tribe. This work puts this representation under scanner by questioning the broad and unscientific generalizations this rested on and by deploying besides the oft-used statist sources, the untapped village and district level papers, seeks to remantle the very notion of indigeneity as shaped by the intervention of historical forces. The work in a way initiates the reconstruction of Ho history by underlining new issues which were critical for Ho. rather tribal life in general.