Accepted Paper:

Study of shamanism among Tharu tribe of India  

Authors:

Alok Chantia (AIRO-NDF)
Jyoti Shukla (University of Lucknow)

Paper short abstract:

Tharu is one of the largest tribal group in India . . present paper will focus on the practice of shamanism among tharu tribe of India which will give new inference to understand and elaborate this notion in depth

Paper long abstract:

Tharu is one of the largest tribal group in India and apart from its all socio-cultural study, practice of shamanism is momentous among them. Shamanism is practiced to not only for ailments but also for so many sex practices and it is also taken into account for gender discrimination. After having patriarchal system, due to influence of shamanism it presents its matriarchal pseudo picture . present paper will focus on the practice of shamanism among tharu tribe of India which will give new inference to understand and elaborate this notion in depth

Panel MB-SSR07
The ontological turn: new ethnographic approaches, theories and analysis of spirit mediumship, shamanism, religious ritual and discarnate phenomena