Author(s): Nitesh Kumar Mishra, Anshu Mala Tirkey, Baleswar Kumar Besra


DOI: 10.5958/2454-2679.2020.00005.5   

Address: Dr. Nitesh Kumar Mishra1, Anshu Mala Tirkey2, Baleswar Kumar Besra3
1Assistant Professor, SoS in AIHCA, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (CG).
2Research Scholar SoS in AIHCA, Pt. Ravishankar Shukla University, Raipur (CG).
3MA. In Archaeology and Museology University (Ranchi).
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 8,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2020

The northern Chhattisgarh region consists of Jashpur district, Balrampur district, Surajpur district and Sarguja district. Chhattisgarh was the part of Chhota Nagpur region. The name Chhattisgarh is derived from the 36 ancient forts in the area. Mahanadi is the main river of Chhattisgarh region. Jashpur region consist of the various evidence of prehistoric man scattered all over. Jashpur district is very important for the megalithic sites in Chhattisgarh. Prehistoric tools and rock paintings are also present in this region. Jashpur district is one of the regions which consists a large tribal group. The main tribes are Agaria, Gond, Oraon, Kharia Munda etc. These tribal communities practice the megalithic practices in their tribal society. Some ethnic group had stopped the megalithic practices but among some ethnic groups, the megalithic practices are still in living tradition. This research paper will mainly consist of the new megalithic sites of various ethnic groups. The paper will describe the types of megalith present here. It will give the full detail of the megaliths. In this paper there will be the geography of Jashpur region. Death and the burial practices are also described in this paper.

Cite this article:
Nitesh Kumar Mishra, Anshu Mala Tirkey, Baleswar Kumar Besra. The Ancient Megalithic Practices in Jashpur District (Chhattisgarh Region). Int. J. Ad. Social Sciences. 2020; 8(2): 35-38. doi: 10.5958/2454-2679.2020.00005.5

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