EBAKU BISU: The Spring Festival of the Deori Tribal Community of Assam

Authors

  • Guptajit Pathak Ph. D. Doctoral Scholar, Department of Women Studies Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar, India & Assistant Professor, Department of History Kanya Mahavidyalaya, Geetanagar, Guwahati-21
  • Professor (Dr.) Kusum Kumari Former Head, Dept. of Philosophy Former Dean, Faculty of Humanities Director, Dept. of Women Studies Chairperson: GSCASH Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya-824234,Magadh University image/svg+xml

Keywords:

Ebaku Bisu, Spring festival, Deori community, Assam, Rongali Bihu, Tribe

Abstract

The Deori tribe is one of the foremost ethnic tribes in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in North-East India. They have their Society, culture and traditions which are unknown treasures for the Anthropologies, sociologists and the Researchers. The Deoris were originally priests and worshippers and depended mostly on agriculture for their livelihood. They have their own language to converse amongst themselves. The present study Ebaku Bisu-The Spring Festival of the Deori Community of Assam is comparable to the Rongali Bihu of the greater Assamese community. Here lies the rationalization of the study of the particular topic.

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Published

2016-08-31

How to Cite

Guptajit Pathak, & Professor (Dr.) Kusum Kumari. (2016). EBAKU BISU: The Spring Festival of the Deori Tribal Community of Assam. The Creative Launcher, 1(3), 79–82. Retrieved from https://www.thecreativelauncher.com/index.php/tcl/article/view/391