borders Bankura district in Bengal and their also different stone implements of different
ages have found. V. Ball had gone round the area and his researches are embodied in a
number of proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal.1
Recently there have been finds of stone implements of later ages at Lalgarh in
the subdivision of Jhargram in Midnapore district.The types of the primitive people that
lived in Singhbhum, Manbhum, Bankura, Birbhum and Midnapore are also similar. There are
thousands of Santals, Savaras, Lodhas and Korahs in Midnapore district and these were the
components of the indigenous population of the district and some of the surrounding
districts both in Bengal, Bihar and Orissa.
They represent a strata of humanity whom we describe as
rather primitive, aboriginal or adibasi. The cultural traits of these indigenous sections
are, more or less, the same and we still find many similar social and religious functions
in Midnapore district, which are observed in Bankura and Birbhum districts of Bihar and
Balasore district in Orissa.
1. Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal,
1865, 1867, 1870, 1875, 1878 and Indian Antiquary, 1872.