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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | None
THE MISING WAY OF LIFE: A STUDY OF THE INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OF DHEMAJI DISTRICT IN ASSAM
Ajoy Kumar Patir, Prof. Rudraman Thapa,
Pages: 3160-3175
Abstract
The Misings are an indigenous tribe of Assam, India, who live along the banks of the Brahmaputra River and its tributaries. They have a rich and diverse culture, language, religion, and traditional ecological knowledge that are influenced by their close relationship with the riverscape. However, they also face various challenges and threats to their identity, livelihood, and environment due to factors such as floods, erosion, displacement, discrimination, and assimilation. This study aims to explore the Mising way of life in Dhemaji districtin Assam, and to document their socio-cultural practices, beliefs, values, and adaptations to the changing natural and social conditions. The study adopts a qualitative approach based on ethnographic methods such as participant observation, interviews, focus group discussions, and document analysis. The study contributes to the understanding and appreciation of the Mising culture and history, as well as to the promotion and protection of their rights and interests as an indigenous community.
Keywords
Mising tribe; Assam; Brahmaputra River; indigenous culture; flood adaptation
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