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Talk on diversified unity of NE

By STAFF Reporter

GUWAHATI, May 25 � The Sanskriti Anveshak Forum of�Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture here recently organised a�talk-cum-interactive session on �Diversified Unity: Focus Northeast India � The Tripura Perspective�.

The talk was delivered by�Dr Sukhendu Debbarma, Associate Professor, Department of History, Tripura University. The lecture was the fourth of the ongoing lecture-series on �Diversified Unity: Focus Northeast India.�

In his talk, Dr�Debbarma elaborated that Tripura had a history of being ruled by as many as 184 kings belonging to the Boroks. The State is the homeland to about 19 ethnic communities like the Tiraps, Riangs, Jamatias, Noatias, Uchais Mogs, etc, who share common features and identity as Borok and speak a common language called the Kokborok.

�They have their unique socio-economic, religious, cultural traditions and food habits yet they have been coexisting peacefully since time immemorial, with each community contributing significantly towards the cultural heritage of Tripura,� he said.

Dr Debbarma talked of different focal points of convergence like water, bamboo, festivals, dances, youth dormitories, etc, which were spaces of intense social interaction of the different communities. He further spoke on Tripura�s contribution to the country in fields such as music, art, literature, etc, as well as about the outside influences that shaped the cultural heritage of the State.

Dr�Debbarma also dwelt on the abrupt demographic changes that have come after independence.

In his summing up, the moderator Prof Jyotiprakash Tamuli, Head, Department of Linguistics, Gauhati University, appreciated the informative talk of�Dr�Debbarma. He said that people could remain united only when they felt secured amidst their diversity.

Prof AC Bhagabati,�Tagore National Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and Member, Research Advisory Council, VKIC, also addressed the gathering.

Prof DC Baroowa, director, Research Advisory Council, VKIC, presided over the session and delivered the welcome address. Subhobrata Mukherjee, member, executive council, VKIC, introduced the guests to the gathering.

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Talk on diversified unity of NE

GUWAHATI, May 25 � The Sanskriti Anveshak Forum of�Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture here recently organised a�talk-cum-interactive session on �Diversified Unity: Focus Northeast India � The Tripura Perspective�.

The talk was delivered by�Dr Sukhendu Debbarma, Associate Professor, Department of History, Tripura University. The lecture was the fourth of the ongoing lecture-series on �Diversified Unity: Focus Northeast India.�

In his talk, Dr�Debbarma elaborated that Tripura had a history of being ruled by as many as 184 kings belonging to the Boroks. The State is the homeland to about 19 ethnic communities like the Tiraps, Riangs, Jamatias, Noatias, Uchais Mogs, etc, who share common features and identity as Borok and speak a common language called the Kokborok.

�They have their unique socio-economic, religious, cultural traditions and food habits yet they have been coexisting peacefully since time immemorial, with each community contributing significantly towards the cultural heritage of Tripura,� he said.

Dr Debbarma talked of different focal points of convergence like water, bamboo, festivals, dances, youth dormitories, etc, which were spaces of intense social interaction of the different communities. He further spoke on Tripura�s contribution to the country in fields such as music, art, literature, etc, as well as about the outside influences that shaped the cultural heritage of the State.

Dr�Debbarma also dwelt on the abrupt demographic changes that have come after independence.

In his summing up, the moderator Prof Jyotiprakash Tamuli, Head, Department of Linguistics, Gauhati University, appreciated the informative talk of�Dr�Debbarma. He said that people could remain united only when they felt secured amidst their diversity.

Prof AC Bhagabati,�Tagore National Fellow, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India and Member, Research Advisory Council, VKIC, also addressed the gathering.

Prof DC Baroowa, director, Research Advisory Council, VKIC, presided over the session and delivered the welcome address. Subhobrata Mukherjee, member, executive council, VKIC, introduced the guests to the gathering.

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