To Sunil Janah's Home Page To Photographs Page To the Virtual Exhibition NY'98
(See Tribals subsection of Sect. 5 - People)

The following are a small sample of Sunil Janah's photographs of the Tribals of India. These photographs should not be reproduced or copied without written permission from the photographer, Sunil Janah.

See also the book, The Tribals of India, by Sunil Janah,Oxford University Press (India), 1993 (1st ed.) and 2003 (2nd ed.).


Sunil Janah

Tribals of India

Photographs from the 1940's - 1960's


Garos Fishing, Meghalaya, 1940's
(c) Sunil Janah

Right:
Garos fishing from a dugout canoe.
Meghalaya, northeastern India, 1940's.
© Sunil Janah 1940's, 2004

 
Muria headgirl of Markavera
ghotul, with drums, 
Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's
Muria girl with drums, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, East-Central India, 1950's.  She was the belusha (headgirl) of Markavera ghotul (youth dormitory).
© Sunil Janah 1950's, 2004
Muria belusha, headgirl of Binjli 
ghotul, Bastar, Chhattisgarh
© Sunil Janah
Muria belusha of Binjli ghotul, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
© Sunil Janah 1950's, 2004
Muria boys with pitorka drums.
Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
Muria boys with pitorka drums, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
© Sunil Janah 1950's, 2004
Muria cheliks and motiaris, 
(boys and girls) in a courtyard, 
outside their ghotul,
Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
© Sunil Janah
Muria cheliks and motiaris, (boys and girls) in a courtyard, outside their ghotul, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
© Sunil Janah 1950's, 2004
Muria boy in front of ghotul 
wall with bas-reliefs.
Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
Muria boy in front of ghotul wall with bas-reliefs, Bastar, Chhattisgarh, 1950's.
© Sunil Janah 1950's, 2004
Mishmi boy near Tibetan border
Nizamghat, North East Frontier
(now Arunachal), 1950's 
© Sunil Janah
Mishmi boy near Tibetan border, Nizamghat, North East Frontier, (now Arunachal), 1950's.
© Sunil Janah 1950's, 2004


See also the book, The Tribals of India, by Sunil Janah,Oxford University Press (India), 1993 (1st ed.) and 2003 (2nd ed.).
This page, and others at Sunil Janah's website, are best viewed with your web-browser set to full screen view.   In Internet Explorer, the F11 key toggles between full screen and normal views.  
Photographs © Sunil Janah.   The photographer may be contacted at sjanah@aol.com .