Category Archives: Seven Sister States

“The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures. Each state stands out in terms of its practices.” – Arka Roy Chowdhury (Times Travel, 18 June 2018)

“The seven sister states of northeast – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura – and the Himalayan state of Sikkim could well become India’s next music epicentre.” – Ruhi Batra (Times of India, 17 May 2015)

Map | A virtual journey across time and space

Whatever our own cultural background, there are amazing discoveries to be made, for India’s youth just as for scholars and visitors from all over the world! Learn more about – and from – some of India’s tribal communities by clicking on the button … Continue reading

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Adivasi poetry that “expresses unwillingness and disagreement”: Probing into the culture of the ex-tea garden labourers – Assam

On second day of TLF, session on “Young Tribal Writers; Their Themes, Issues and Challenges was organized.” The session was chaired by Prof. Sivashish Biswas, Assam University, Assam. During the session, five speakers talked about the emerging young writers from the … Continue reading

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Tip | Book on the ancient religion of the Santals: Ancestral creation narratives – Assam, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Tripura & Arunachal Pradesh

The religion of the Santals, which we see today, represents one of the most ancient religions.  […] The Santals are one of the largest homogenous indigenous peoples group in India, numbering more than six million scattered over in the states … Continue reading

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Celebrating health, peace and prosperity among the Monpa community of Tawang: The Losar festival (February-March) – Arunachal Pradesh

Tawang is one of the most beautiful hill stations you can ever visit during your travel to India. It is also an important center for Buddhist learning, something that attracts people from all across the world. […] The Losar Festival … Continue reading

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Celebrating nature with the Digaru Mishmi community: The Tamladu festival (February) – Arunachal Pradesh

[…] The Digaru Mishmis are one of the ancient tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. […] Tamladu Festival is prayer that is offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water. The tribal people believe in nature worship and according … Continue reading

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