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The Tribes of Assam

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Tea may well be the first thing that springs to mind at the mention of this north Indian state, but there are innumerable other factors that set it apart. One of the 'Seven Sister States', which were independent of the rest of India right up until colonial times, it enjoys a rich cultural history which stretches back to the Stone age and as well as exhibiting an unusually comfortable juxtaposition of religions expressed through awe-inspiring Hindu, Muslim and Christian art and architecture, it also boasts a number of tribal peoples, whose folk tales, crafts and music combine with more mainstream forms of cultural expression to create deliciously eclectic traditions.

There are around a dozen major tribes still in existence, the two largest being the Bodos and the Santals, who still speak and write in their own ancient languages. Many of them are involved with the traditional industries of weaving, silk production, rice and tea cultivation and various other agricultural and craft-based livelihoods. The Bodo tribe is centred around Kokrajhar and the Santals are to be found in at least five Indian states including Assam, Bihar and West Bengal.

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