The Birhor move freely between their identities as foragers, hunters, and active business people, allowing them to survive in a world where they are frequently marginalized by government officials and a Hindu majority. Having studied the Birhor extensively, author Deborah Nadal was intrigued by their ability to fluidly navigate these identities. She explores this aspect […]

The degradation and disappearance of the natural forest cover in India has severely affected the economic subsistence of the Birhor. A recent journal article analyzes historical reports about that society, the Indian census records from 1961 through 1991, and field research in 1999 to derive a portrait of the changes in Birhor economic activities over […]