GUWAHATI, July 17 � Five Assam scholars presented their papers in the Fourth International Conference organised by the South and Southeast Asian Association for the Study of Culture and Religion under the auspices of the UNESCO at Thimphu, Bhutan between June 30 and July 3.
The conference was hosted and co-organised by the Institute of Language and Culture Studies of the Royal University of Bhutan. About 220 scholars from more than 150 universities of 63 countries presented their papers in the conference, which deliberated upon the theme � The Mountains in the Religions of South and Southeast Asia: Places, Culture and Power.
The scholars from Assam included Dr Sikhamoni Konwar (Gohain Boruah), Principal, Karmashree Hiteshwar Saikia College, Ritu Thaosen, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Cotton College, Sangeeta Gogoi, HOD, Department of History, Mangaldoi College, Dr Paromita Das, Associate Professor, Department of History, Gauhati University and Deepi Rekha Kouli, Deputy Director, Directorate of Archaeology, Government of Assam.
The papers they presented in the conference were � Che-Rai-Doi: The Religious and Cultural Heritage of the Tai Ahoms of North East India. (Dr Sikhamoni Konwar), The Belief System among the Dimasa of North Cachar Hills. (Ritu Thaosen), Siu-ka-pha Route: A part of the Southern Silk Route, Contact, Trade and Religious Interaction. (Sangeeta Gogoi), Mountains as Icons: A case study of Nilachal Hill. (Dr Paromita Das), The Belief System of the Hill Tribes of North East India. (Deepi Rekha Kouli), said a press release.