The Ho depends on rice as staple food and prepares home fermented rice-beer for daily consumption. Occasional hunting or sharing of small game animal or bird, provide protein. Beef and pork are not prohibited, but to be acceptable to the Hindu neighbors, they are now a days avoiding. Like all tribal people, the Ho are also very fond of intoxicating drink. Mahuli (liquor) is prepared from Mahua (Madhuca latifolia) flowers and enjoyed. Tobacco leaves chewed raw or puffed through hand made cigars (Picca or Bidi). There is no gender difference in smoking or drinking liquor. Along with paddy, they cultivate other millet also. Their agricultural tools are very simple. Ploughing is carried out using bullocks, wooden plough with iron shoe/ blade yoke, leveler, sickle etc......... more
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