First Session of Sanskriti Aniveshak

Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture (VKIC) in collaboration with Gauhati University had organised Sanskriti Anveshak, the interdisciplinary interactive forum of VKIC on the theme “Governance for Coexistence, Harmony and Progress – Traditions and Institutions of Northeast India”. Dr. Parimal Ch Bhattacharjee, Director,VKIC, while welcoming the gathering spoke on the work of VKIC and on the theme.

Sanskriti Anveshak Curtain Rising Programme

On 14th November, 2022, Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture in collaboration with Gauhati University, organised a curtain raising programme of Sanskriti Anveshak Lecture Series, for the year 2022. This year the lecture cum interactive series is based on the theme "Governance for Co-existence, Harmony and Progress–Traditions and Institutions of Northeast India" divided into the following sub-themes :

Traditional Culture of the Rabhas of Assam || Book Summary

The book Traditional Culture of the Rabhas of Assam is a documentation of the project on the Rabha community during the period 2008-2010 with the approval of the Ministry of Culture Government of India. The book is the outcome of the extensive fieldwork done mainly in the Goalpara District of Assam, where much of the population of the community are concentrated. The book was later reviewed by Dr. Birendranath Datta, Retd. Professor, Department of Folklore Gauhati University and Birinchi Kumar Medhi, Retd. Professor Department of Anthropology......

The Main Ceremonies of the Khasi || Book Review

The book entitled The Main Ceremonies of the Khasi is a     translated work by Bijoya Sawain of three vernacular authors   K.S. Marbaniang, Sitimon Sawain and Wallamphang Roy the   book centered on the three important ceremonies of the Khasi   community, their importance, and series of step and activities   involved on it. Sawain has to her credit translated several   books from Khasi into English which are mainly on the life and   culture of the Khasi community..........

Book Summary on Tradition System of the Dimasa

“The Traditional Systems of the Dimasa” is a monograph on the Dimasa community in the Dima Hasao district of Assam compiled out of the papers presented in the seminar held at Maibang, Dima Hasao erstwhile North Cachar Hills on the theme ‘Traditional Systems: Change and Continuity’. This book can be considered as an exquisite exploration into the history and life of the Dimasa. The book provides valuable insight into various aspects of the community viz. their village organization, origin and history, domestic and social life, religious life, folklores, traditional healing systems, marriage systems, festivals etc.