Culture of Assam: Culture of Assam, Assamese Cuisine, Bihu, Cinema of Assam, Panjika, Asam Sahitya Sabha, Ahom Script, Rongker, Jonbeel Mela

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General Books LLC, 2010 - Social Science - 154 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 37. Chapters: Assamese cuisine, Bihu, Panjika, Cinema of Assam, Asam Sahitya Sabha, Me-Dam-Me-Phi, Mela shikar, Shatarupa Chatterjee, Ahom script, Rongker, Jonbeel Mela, Sattriya, Gauhati Cine Club, Oxomiya Bhaxa Unnati Xadhini Xobha, Music of Assam, Ambubachi Mela, Assam Valley Literary Award, Bodo language, Goalpariya, Bhaona, Pratima Barua Pandey, Gamosa, Kotha Ramayana, Porag, Fine Arts of Assam, Dehing Patkai Festival, Haflong Hindi, Bihu dance, Srimanta Sankardev Cultural Centre, Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Brahmaputra Beach Festival, Traditional crafts of Assam, Bordoisila, Hastividyarnava, Forum for Sankaradeva Studies, Kaziranga Elephant Festival, Namghar, Dhekiakhowa Barnamghar, Xorai, Jaapi, Bagurumba, Kohinoor Theatre, Pepa, Brajavali language, Gogona, Textiles and dresses of Assam, Hangool and haital. Excerpt: The culture of Assam (Assamese: ) is traditionally a hybrid one, developed due to cultural assimilation of different ethno-cultural groups under various politico-economic systems in different periods of pre-history and history. Development of Hybrid Culture in AssamThe roots of the culture go back to almost two thousand years when the first cultural assimilation took place with Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto-Burman as the major components. With reference from the great epics Mahabharata and on the basis of the local folk lore it is also hypothised that there was probably a strong kingdom of these mixed population (of Austro-Asiatic and Tibeto-Burman origin) in the era before Christ, which led to an early assimilation at a greater scale. Typical naming of the rivers and spatial distribution of related ethno-cultural groups also support that. Thereafter, western migrations such as those of various branches of Mediterraneans, Inrano-skythians and Nordics along with (or in the form of) the mixed northern Indians (the ancient cu...

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