Brahmin families are still found in the interior of the Ranchi district and even in very
inaccessible villages. Hinduisation of the Mundas and other aboriginals of Ranchi district
have been much accelerated by the induction of the Brahmin priestly families.
It is wrong to think that the infiltration of Hinduism has been slow
but steady in Ranchi district, as held by some anthropologists.
Hinduism has been there at least from the beginning of the
Christian era and the Nagavanshi Chotanagpur Maharajas gave liberal support to the spread
of Hinduism in this aboriginal country. It is also a fact that, with the bettering of the
economic status, the families who were on the borderline became more Hinduised. The
eclecticism of Hinduism attracted the aboriginals. The Hindu festivals, like Durga Puja
etc., have always been freely participated in by the aboriginals.