BELIEFS AND PRACTICES
The book deals with the origin and migration of the Garos consisting of different tribal groups settled in Garo hills, their ancient animistic religious beliefs and practices, numerous deities, which control their life and must be appeased with rituals, ceremonies and animal sacrifices to ensure welfare of the tribe. They believe in life after death and perform intricate funeral ceremonies. Though majority of them have converted to Christianity yet many old festivals and cultural practices are retained.
Paulinus R Marak is Lecturer in Department of Philosophy, Don Bosco College, Tura, West Garo Hills, Meghalaya. He was A Fellow of the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata.
NATURE OF THE GARO TRIBAL RELIGION
GARO DEITIES AND THEIR POWER AND FUNCTION
THE GARO PRIEST (KAMAL) AND THE CHIEF (NOKMA)
RELIGIOUS CEREMONIES IN CONNECTION WITH JHUMING
RELIGIOUS CONTENT IN FUNERAL CEREMONY
LIFE AFTER DEATH