Prof. Sarit Kumar Chaudhuri, Director, IGRMS delivered a lecture entitled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh on 22nd January, 2019 at Rock Art Heritage Centre of IGRMS Prof. Chaudhuri was addressing a gathering of students of School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) as part of their design curriculum. Soon these students are going for a field work in the Apatani Valley of Arunachal Pradesh.
Addressing the gathering Prof. Chaudhuri said that when we talk about India’s northeast most of us feel a sense of homogeneity about the people of this important area but north east in terms of its geography and culture of the people is so distinct and so diverse. In terms of its geographical spread Arunachal Pradesh is the largest state of this area and is essentially a tribal state. The Apatani tribes living in the Apatani valley of Arunachal Pradesh are hoe cultivators. Women have very important role in the agricultural activities. They do paddy-cum-fish cultivation. Mithun – a semi domesticated animal has very important role in their socio-economic and religious life.
On this occasion Prof. Shridharan, Director, SPA, Dr. Rama U. Pandey and Dr. Saurabh Tiwari from SPA, Bhopal and Shri Dilip Singh, Joint Director and other staff of IGRMS were also present.