Case Study of Keslapur Nagoba Jatra or Fair: A Socio- Anthropological approach

Abstract: India has ancient tradition of fairs and festivals ceremonies in the names of the Gods. This tradition is observed in both tribal and non tribal communities. Fairs or Jatra perceive the traditions and entertain the people. Gond is the largest populated tribes in India. Raj Gonds are found in majority in the states of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. The annual fair of the God Nagoba (Serpent God) of Gond is held at Keslapur in Adilabad district of Andhra Pradesh. The present research has carried out qualitative analysis of this fair. For this participant observations and intensive interview methods are adopted. The impact of the age on the fair is analyzed.

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[Sanjay B. Salunke (2014); Case Study of Keslapur Nagoba Jatra or Fair: A Socio- Anthropological approach Int. J. of Adv. Res. 2 (4). 0] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

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