ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The Phariya in an Inter-Tribal Market

The Phariya in an Inter-Tribal Market

This paper deals with the role of the Phariya, a socio-economic mediator, in the contemporary acculturative situation in the inter-tribal market of Banari in Chotanagpur, Bihar. When the Banari market was exposed to a wide variety of alien influences during the 1950s, the Phariya emerged as an institution for economic, social and cultural mediation between the natives and the outsiders.

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