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Tribal Culture in Ethnographic Museum

Namita Pegu (Author)

This book seeks to study the different aspects of tribal culture as showcased in the ethnographic museum. Focusing on six major tribes of Northeast India, it examines the tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Boro, Mising, Rabha, Dimasa, Karbi and Deori tribes. It studies the natural factors that influence their dwelling house, agricultural activities, and craft practices.

Further it discusses how the art and crafts, such as textiles, basketry, pottery, household objects and musical instruments, are made by these communities in their villages. It also describes their rituals and festivals, traditional life pattern, their legends, myths, ballads, songs, dances and musical instruments interwoven with language and social habits. Finally it highlights the shortcomings of traditional museum in display representation in totality.

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Title Tribal Culture in Ethnographic Museum
Author Namita Pegu
Format Hardcover
Date published: 14.06.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789350502877
length xv+292p., Illustrations; Colour; 1 Map; 24cm.