Creativity, Expression and Preservation of Tiwa Art of North East India

The Tiwas, also known as Lalungs are one of the major tribe of North East India distributed mainly in central Assam. Among the Tiwas each village has a Samadi, an institution called youth dormitory. Samadi is a platform type house without walls and erected in a central place of the village. Only males are eligible …

Chakhao, a black rice variety of Manipur

Black rice grains Manipur, a state in north eastern part of India, is known for one special category of rice called Chakhao. This rice is black in colour, has been growing both in plains and hills of Manipur for ages. The rice has many medicinal values. It is anti inflammatory, anti carcinogenic, beneficial for heart, …

Perspectives of Mahabharata Studies in North East India

The Mahabharata has been for centuries, perceived within a ‘zone of contact’, where far from ‘being’ the narrative has been in a state of ‘becoming’ whereby regional and community-specific legends have enriched the narrative with new interpretations and perspectives. Even though the central narrative of the epic is the destructive war of supremacy between the …