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Vol-6 Issue-4
1. Nature Talk
Waiting For A National Tribal Policy
2. Ethno - Pedagogy
3. Profile of a Humane Anthropologist
4. Megalithic Cultural tradition amongst the Khasi and Jaintia tribes of North-East India
5. Bio-Cultural Study Of Variation In Utilization Of Resources In Different Tribal Zones Of Orissa
6. Social transformation in a rural village of Gujarat
7. Resolution of Conflicts Over Land Resources: A Case of Nyishi Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh
8. Recontextualization of Legacy of Tribal Rebellion and Significance of PESA
9. Zomi Traditional Festivals And Sacrifices: An Analytical Study
10. Usha Deka
An Obituary

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Zomi Traditional Festivals And Sacrifices: An Analytical Study
Dr. H. Thangtungnung

 

    

The Zomis are a group of tribes who were historically referred to as Kukis or Chins. They belong to the Tibeto-Burman group of Mongoloid race and occupy the trans-border region of India and Myanmar. They mainly settle in Manipur, Mizoram, Assam, Nagaland and Chin State of Myanmar. The major tribes of the Zomis are Tedim, Paite, Zou, Simte, Vaiphei, etc.

The Zomi forefathers are rich in traditions and culture relating to festivals, dances and rituals apart from customary practices. Since their conversion into Christianity, they gradually abandoned most of their ritual sacrifices and festivals. They eventually lost many of their dance forms. Their festivals, rituals and dances were in one way connected to one another as they were usually performed together. Today, they still maintain some of their festivals and dances, which conveyed their old belief and agricultural activities. Though we are unable to focus on the dances here, we examine some interesting festivals and rituals, which were relevant in the past Zomi society. It is an attempt to study the Zomi traditional values, some of which are still current in these days.

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Articles in
Vol-6 Issue-4
1. Nature Talk
Waiting For A National Tribal Policy
2. Ethno - Pedagogy
3. Profile of a Humane Anthropologist
4. Megalithic Cultural tradition amongst the Khasi and Jaintia tribes of North-East India
5. Bio-Cultural Study Of Variation In Utilization Of Resources In Different Tribal Zones Of Orissa
6. Social transformation in a rural village of Gujarat
7. Resolution of Conflicts Over Land Resources: A Case of Nyishi Tribe in Arunachal Pradesh
8. Recontextualization of Legacy of Tribal Rebellion and Significance of PESA
9. Zomi Traditional Festivals And Sacrifices: An Analytical Study
10. Usha Deka
An Obituary

 

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