Assam

Tribal Studies: Search for the Common Thread of Unity

The micro data of different communities of India –its castes and tribes – if put together and viewed in macro frame-work often leads us to the threads of unity. The apparent diversity, the cultural plurality gives way to commonality of cultural elements, our cultural continuum. Our approach brings a lot of difference – the approach whether we want to emphasize the diversity or intend to search the basic materials of culture, the permutation and combination of which make the difference.

Underlying Bond of Unity: Some Aspects of the Rabhas and the Garos

Rabhas are one of the largest communities of northeast India and spread throughout Assam, Meghalaya and West Bengal and also some parts of Bangladesh. Claimed themselves as origin from Tibeto-Burman linguistics stocks, the Rabhas inherited one of the richest socio-cultural trends. They are sub-divided into Rongdani, Pati, Maitori, Bilotia, Hana, Chunga, Totla, Dahori etc.

Austrian Anthropologist visits VKIC

Austrian Anthropologist visits VKIC

  Anthropology researcher Wally Rey from Vienna visited the VKIC to acquire information on Night Visiting husbands among      the   Khasis and Jaintias of Meghalaya.

The researcher was provided necessary information on the subject by VKIC’s Research Associate Kunal Choudhury. She was   provided publications of the VKIC, which have been well received by scholars and researchers. Equipped with information from VKIC she carried out field investigations in part of  Meghalaya.

Report on VKIC Arunachal Pradesh Chapter

The Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture VKIC organise a meeting with  several eminent personalities and academicians at Itanagar on 25th October, 2015. It initiated the process of step forward in the direction of VKIC Arunachal Pradesh chapter.
 
The meeting started with mangalacharanam. Dr. Joram Begi speaking on the occasion welcomes everybody present there.