Assam Guide

Performing Arts

• Theatre The origin of theatre in Assam can be traced back to ancient Ojapali and puppetry. Ojapali is even now performed in Lower Assam. The backbone of the Ojapali performance is the Oja (Lead singer) accompanied by four or five Palls who narrate tales from the Mahabharat, Ramayana, Katha-Bhagavat etc. in a musical narrative …

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Tribes of Assam

Ever since the very beginning of the history, the tribals have always been an integral and important part of Assam. With its magnificient and varied traditions and customs, it has been successfully revealing the very essence and synthesis of Assam and the people of Assam. There can be no doubt, without the wide contributions of …

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Important Academic and Social Organisations

Important Academic and Social Organisations Asom Sahitya Sabha : The most important literary and cultural body devoted to uplift the Assamese language, literature and culture. Its first meeting and convention was held on 26th December, 1917, under the presidentship of Padmanath Gohain Baruah. At that time it was held under the banner of Sodou Asom …

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Assamese Wedding Celebrations Or Assamese Marriage Or Assamese Biya

Wedding is an union of two souls which is made by God. An Assamese marriage is the wedding ceremony which takes place in the state of Assam or between Assamese people. Assamese wedding is based on Vedic traditions and rituals. In Assamese language ceremony is known as “Biya”. The traditional wedding song is known by …

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Toloni Biya Or Tuloni Biya Or Nua-tuloni-biya Or Santi Biya

Assamese peoples marked two marriages of their daughters. The first marriage is known as Toloni Biya or Tuloni Biya or Nua-tuloni-biya or Small Wedding (Biya means Marriage in Assamese), which is celebrated in childhood. When any Assamese girl reaches puberty and starts menstruation this biya is celebrated. This marriage is celebrated with same enthusiasm as …

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No Khuwa

In Assamese No means – New & Khuwa means – to eat, and altogether it means New Things to eat. In Assam almost 80% of the population is directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture. The majority of the land in the State is owned by Small and Marginal farmers. Rice is the main food crop …

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