Some Aspects Of Ethnic Art And Cultural Practices For Community Empowerment: A Study Of Singphos Of Assam, India

Chow Kensan Tunkhang


Assam state of India is largely inhabited by various groups of people. Each group have their own distinct arts and culture. Art and culture are powerful tools at various levels of changes to empower community. In this paper, an attempt has been made to discuss and understand community empowerment from the perspective of community based art and cultural practices. Special references are given to the Singpho community of Assam. The study is based on both primary and secondary sources. Certain aspects like Singpho traditional tea, Singpho traditional lodge, art, crafts and textiles, festivals and cross border cultural interactions are discussed which may promote tourism and be a source of economic development of the community.

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