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The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures. Each state stands out in terms of its practices. – Arka Roy Chowdhury (Times Travel, 18 June 2018)
The seven sister states of northeast – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura – and the Himalayan state of Sikkim could well become India’s next music epicentre. – Ruhi Batra (Times of India, 17 May 2015)

Promoting culture in collaboration with other communities: Aimol Custom and Culture Development Organization (ACACDO) – Manipur

Manipur tribe turns to music to preserve culture | Read the full report here >> IMPHAL: Aimol, a Scheduled Tribe community in Manipur with a small population, is on the warpath to preserve and promote its culture, tradition, costume and … Continue reading

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Preserving the variety of modern India’s communities and cultures in the making of the nation: Nehru’s empathy for “a people who sing and dance”

Ethnic Life-Worlds in North-East India: An Analysis by Prasenjit Biswas, Chandan Suklabaidy | Learn more here >> Nehru is not only opposed to muting the tribal into submission but is also opposed to majoritarian Hindu chauvinism that aims at creating a homogenized … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in the “Seven Sister States”: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura

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“Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us”: Ziro Festival of Music – Arunachal Pradesh

Art forms cut across race and religion, they unite us: Ziro Festival of Music co-founder Bobby Hano Ziro Festival of Music, one of the longest-running music festivals in the country, will be returning in September this year. […] Bobby Hano, … Continue reading

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School enrolment and literacy: State priorities towards education under colonial rule and since India’s independence – Gujarat, Jharkhand, Manipur, Rajasthan & West Bengal

Vivek Menezes, Times of India, 20 January 2019 Why does China soar where India continues to struggle? The most basic reason is state priorities towards education. | Read the full report here >> As of 1947, the literacy rate in … Continue reading

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