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..........

Tradition System of the Dimasa | Book Summary

“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.

A Glimpse into The Karbi Way of Life

The short stay at Diphu, Karbi Anglong gave a whole new shape to the maiden purpose of collecting the reviewed papers presented in Karbi Seminar. It came to be such an inexplicable learning experience to be in the company of complete strangers who gave the feel of a lovely family in the few days of stay with them.

In order to understand the ‘strengthening factor’ of Karbi families, one needs to understand the structure of their families. Luckily, I happened to be a part of such wonderful families whose structure may look complex, but the bonding unbridled!

The Unsung Heroes | Quest | Episode - I

India, the largest democracy in the world had seen a very long history of freedom struggle before its independence from the British in 1947. Millions of natives who came out to fight the British rule gave their lives to break the shackles of oppression. The freedom of India is due to the sacrifice of thousands of freedom-fighters all over the country. Many people have played significant roles in raising the national movement. Freedom fighters like Rani Lakshmibai, Mangal Pandey, Bahadur Shah Zafar, Nana Sahib, Tantia Tope, Surendranath Banerjee, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Dadabhai Naoroji, Chittaranjan Das and Jawaharlal Nehru etc., played a great role in getting independence for the country. 

Sanskriti Anveshak: Bio-resources of NER: Sustainable Utilization for Entrepreneurship Dev

VKIC’s ongoing Sanskriti Anveshak (SA) Programme on the theme ‘Development through Culture: nature-culture-wellbeing fostering sustainable development’ which is now in its second phase sessions with the focus on ‘Place, People and Practices’.We are happy to invite you for the ninth and concluding session of this series scheduled on 29 January (Saturday) 2022 at 7 pm through the CISCO Webex virtual platform.