roads to their villages, cycles and even motor
bikes for transport, transistor sets and wrist
watches. The Oraons are one of
the most pogressive tribles. They make use of chemical
fetilisers, pesticides, improved varites of seeds and
moders techniques of agricultre.
off than most of the others they are not shackled by
debts and can afford a better quality of life with good
approach roads to their villages, cycles and even motor
bikes for transport, transistor sets and wrist watches.
Their social life is remarkable in that they accept
widow remarriage and permit divorce by either partner
on goruonds of adultery, bad temper and, of all things,
The Oraon language, Kurukh, belongs to the Dravidian
family, and is most closely related to Brahui and Paharia.
The Oraon people
have a rich and vast range of folk songs, dances and
tales, as well as a traditional musical instruments.
Both men and women participate in dance, which are performed
at social events and festivals.