A Study on Folk Culture of the Mising Community in North-East India

1Bhupen Gogoi*, Maghali Chetia


Assam is a multilingual state of India including different castes and tribes. The Misings are the second large tribe of Assam. Their folk-life is full of vivid art and culture. Culture provides the introduction of a caste or a tribe. The ethnic image of a tribe or caste is reflected through their cultural features. Acculturation, assimilation, Sanskritization and modernization have played a major role in the changing of the culture and lifestyle of the Mising community. They have deviated from their original source and have acquired a modern form today. Yet, the different side of their folk-culture is changing in the stream of time. As a result of the spread of science and development, like other tribes, the Mising folk-belief and folk-life are also changing. Due to these effects, social and mantel changes of common life are taking place in all directions. It is very important to collect and compile the past the Mising community way of life before it becomes completely dissected. Therefore it is very important to study, preserve, and spread the culture and folk-life of the Mising tribe. This study will discuss an introduction to the folk culture of the Mising tribe of Northeast India and the impacts of globalization, acculturation, assimilation and modernization in their folk culture.


Assam, Folk Culture, Life-style, Mising, Tribe.

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IssueIssue 4