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tiol workshop on folk, oral traditions of Northeast

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Silchar, April 3: Department of English, Assam University, Silchar, in collaboration with Maula Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS) and Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi, is going to organize a week long tiol workshop on ‘Documenting folk and oral cultural traditions of Northeast India’ from April 22 to April 28. This information has been shared by Dipendu Das, head, Department of English, Assam University at a press-meet held on Sunday evening at a hotel of this town. He regretted that history, customs and traditions in the Northeast India have not been documented.
Dipendu Das said, “This workshop will eble students, researchers, scholars and academicians to pursue the topic and help in preservation of the history and tradition of this region”. Uttam Bathari, director, ICHR, pointed out that Indian history seldom teaches about the history of Northeast India. It is worrying and quite upsetting. MAKAIAS chairperson Sujit Kumar Ghosh said that none bothered to preserve the history, culture and tradition of this region. “In the wake of urbanization our traditions and customs have lost its momentum,” he said.
Sujit Kumar Ghosh further said that papers of 30 students and scholars which gets accepted in the workshop, will be sponsored for various research programmes at tiol level. Anup Kumar Dey, head, Department of English, Assam University, Diphu Campus, informed that a two day tiol semir on ‘Civilizatiol and cultural traditions of Northeast India: Exploring the links’ would be organized in the campus on April 18 and April 19. Prof Sanjib Bhattacharjee, Registrar, Assam University, Silchar, also briefed the media-persons.