Kharia: The Language of Kharia Tribe

Kharia Language is spoken by Kharia Tribe of Jharkhand state; now let us look at the few of the important books in this tribal language.
  • An Introduction to Kharia language by Gaganchandra Banerjee (1894).
  • Kharia – English and English – Kharia by father Faloor and Howart.
  • Work on sound of Kharia’s language by G.H. Billigiri. (1965)
  • The Position of Kharia – Joined the Munda family by D.L. Stamp and Norman Jaiyad.
  • Essay named Kuch Kharia Sabdon Ki Nirukti by Dr. Veerbharat Talwar.
  • Sharatchandra Rai, Rakhaldas, Hiralal, L.P. Vidhyarthi, Nuas Kerketta, Paulas Kullu, Julius Baa and R.P. Sahu have done some work on Kharia Grammar and the dictionary.
Folk-songs:
  • Kharia Aalodh (collection of songs and puzzles) by Manmaseeh Tete, Dawood Dungdung and Jatru Kharia.(1942)
  • Work on Kharia folk songs by Prof. Ignatius Toppo.
  • Kharia Lok Kathaein Ka Sahityik aur Sanskritik Adyanan by Rose Kerketta.
  • The Kharias by Sharatchandra Rai.
  • Kharia Aur hindi Ki Tulna by Father Mathius Dungdung.
  • Kharia Jeevan aur Paramparaye by Jovakis Dunddung.
  • Prabhuaou Patar (Christian Religious Songs) by Father Nuas Kerketta.
  • Johana Likha Sukho Kayom (1957) and Konon Katekisam. (1949)
  • Kelom Baukhadi by Nathniyal and Habil Dungdung.
  • Lamlam, Kinir, Mahajiwom Gandhi, Jhari Dharam Mone, Aape Botodana, Sango, Johar by Pyara Ketketta. (poems)
  • Mukti Senau Ghar, Tonme, Memon, Botoar, Sorina by Rose Kerketta. (poems)
  • Kharia Laraiyum Paredh Sarah, Heparh Auokarin Ber and Senel by Nuis Kerketta. (poems)
  • Poems by Lorend Tete, Jual Soredh, Fulljens Kiro, Bhagawan Kharia, Mahindra Kharia and Carolina Minz.
  • Jaambahaar and Meromadau Dokloao by Payara Kerketta. (Essays)
  • Essays by Vishram Tete and Julius Bau.
  • Berthau Biha, Lodro Somadhi, Kormo Jawani, Sanikau Sango and Konsailduo Kite Sanghrana by Payara Kerketta. (Stories)
  • Pagha Jori-Jori Re Ghato, Konom Kimean, Kandeier-Kandeier Te Abu Kamem, Burum, Masi Mastaar, Bhanwar and Sofiauo Madom by Rose Kerketta. (Stories)
  • Baied and Chauran Ro Chiyob by Eiliyas Kerketta. (Stories)
  • Stories by Patras, Bau, Jual Soreng, and Kumar Bau.
  • Jujheir Danr by Payara Kerketta. (Plays)
  • Translation of Stories of Munshi Premchand by Rose Kerketta.
  • Premchandau Lurdkoi by Paulus Kullu.

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