FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
HOWRAGHAT, Sept 9: The two-day tiol semir on the topic “Unexplored History of the Karbis in Northeast India: Past and Present Perspectives” concluded here today. The semir was organized by the Department of History, Assam University, Diphu Campus in association with the Center for Karbi Studies, Diphu.
The colloquium programme was started with a welcome address by Dr. Paul B. Chonzik, HOD department of History while Dr. Michael Heneise from the Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh, delivered the keynote address.
A plery discussion was taken up from the scholars on the central theme of the semir which attempted to review the two-day tiol semir and to develop new interest among the Karbis students and researchers to construct history from their own perspective.
Three high quality books edited by Dr. Vuli Dharaju were also released during the semir by research scholars, academicians and policy makers as source of information for various purposes.
During the plery lecture, Dr. Walter Ferndez, senior Fellow North Eastern Social Research Centre, Guwahati, Assam spoke elaborately on ‘Land as the Centre of Karbi History while Dr. Debashree Datta Ray, Assistant. Professor, department of Comparative Literature, Jadavapur University, spoke on “rethinking Indigenous History: Indian’s North East and Karbi Anglong”.