DALIT & TRIBES

The Miris (Misings) according to John M’cosh

Foreword: Recently, a very good friend and a senior, sent me a digitized version of the Book. ‘TOPOGRAPHY OF ASSAM’ by John M’Cosh. The Book written as early as 1837, under the instruction of the then government talks extensively about the togography, society, demography and the culture of the then Assam. The book rightfully digitized by Google has enabled us…

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FROM THE MARGINS

The Misings Need a ‘Cultural Revolution’

It was a rainy afternoon in Silapathar.  A group of about 25-30 Mising young boys and girls had gathered in the Kristi Kendra, (Cultural Centre) in Silapathar. While it rained outside, they continued to dance and practice. An eminent singer and dancer of the Mising community carefully watched over their every move, guiding them wherever she thought, they faltered. While…

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FROM THE MARGINS

Taking the Jajabor’s Journey Forward: Remembering Bhupen Hazarika

(This post was originally published in www.radicalnotes.com with various videos of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s songs as attachment. The authors have done a historical trajectory of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s life and the consequent ideological dilemmas/battles, the legendary singer had throughout his life. This post has been republished after seeking permission from one of the editors of Radical notes) By Mayur Chetia…

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