Functional Existence of Samadi an Ethnic Socio-Cultural Establishment of the Tiwas in North East India

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Ranjit Bordoloi, Jitumoni Bordoloi, AjitSarmah


North-Eastern part of India represent by numeroussocial groups having its own history, culture, beliefs, customs and tradition. There have beenmany linguistic waves of migrations came about across numerous points over time to the current region. The Lalung (Tiwa) are one of the earliestgroups migrating from Tibet and like better toquiet down central Assam i.e. some villages in Jorhat, Lakhimpurand Dhemaji district of province and Ri-bhoi district of Meghalaya. Linguistically they additionally belong to the Sino-Tibetan group. Dormitory (Samadi) a roof covering bamboo floor with a beautifully decoratedby Thum-thunamassivespherical post and wooden entrance steps while not wall is a traditional centre for culture learning academy village port wherever the youth like to be a part of the establishments for dance and entertains, sleep and rest, training for handicrafts, discussion cum security and protection measure of the life of the villagers with open minded for brotherhood and corporation among the members. It’s additionally a ritual centre and as Vaisnavismspread in plains its importance functional and existence of Samadi as a standard ethnic democratic establishment decreased. Limitation and objective of this article is to reviewregardingthe normal youth dormitory (Samadi) its functional existence in the Tiwa society. Field visit, interview and numerous observations from hills and plains areas of Assam is taking for thought for study into consideration in the piece of article.

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