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Socio-cultural and political role of the namghar in Assam

Abhijit Bhuyan

Socio-cultural and political role of the namghar in Assam

a comparative study of the namghars of Borbhogia village and Bordowa Than/Satra

by Abhijit Bhuyan

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Published by Towards Freedom in Kolkata .
Written in English

  • Sankaradeva Movement -- India -- Borbhogia,
  • Sankaradeva Movement -- India -- Batadrava,
  • Monasteries, Hindu -- India -- Borbhogia,
  • Monasteries, Hindu -- India -- Batadrava,
  • Borbhogia (India) -- Social life and customs,
  • Batadrava (India) -- Social life and customs

  • About the Edition

    Study of the role of Hindu monastries belonging to the the Neo-Vaishnavism initiated by Sankaradeva.

    Edition Notes

    StatementAbhijit Bhuyan.
    ContributionsMaulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (Calcutta, India)
    LC ClassificationsBL1287.935.A-ZI.x2A-.x2ZB (BL5)+
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiv, 72 p. ;
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16883670M
    ISBN 108182060087
    LC Control Number2007434024

    Get Textbooks on Google Play. Rent and save from the world's largest eBookstore. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Namghar is an important socio-cultural institution, which plays a significant role in bringing together diverse communities especially from urban and rural areas as well as those who had fled to Assam from different South East Asian countries in the past. Many studies have shown the influence of East Asian Countries in Assamese music and.

    Assam holds credit in flora and fauna, the mighty red river Brahmaputra, fertile soil, natural picturesque scenery and exquisite climatic condition. The Assamese culture is more than two thousand years old with an acculturation of diverse, unified and merged up socio-cultural, political and religious population. Assamese culture is. It has been contributing immensely to the socio-cultural development of Assam. Both Namghar and Satra institutions have been promoters of liberal collectivism and abiding humanistic values in the land. The Assam-type house Assam, at the Northeastern corner of India, is the meeting ground of diverse ethnic communities and groups.

    | |ACCESSION: | AUTHOR: Lahiri, Rebati Mohan. | TITLE: The annexation of Assam, / | EDITION: Reprint ed. | PLACE: Calcutta: |PUBLISHER: Firma KLM. The Neo-Vaishnavite movement, spearheaded by Saint Sankaradeva is great socio- cultural revolution in Assam, which takes an important role to create social cohesion among the people of Assam. When the society was in turmoil, fragmented, then Sankaradeva spread his ideas and ushered an era of socio-cultural renaissance in Assam.

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Namghar located at the banks of Brahmaputra in Assam. Namghar are an important socio-cultural institution, whose design elements are essential and symbolic for binding the entire community especially belonging to various areas of Assam.

However, rapid urbanization and changing lifestyle has led to variations in design elements of Namghar. This. Namghar is a unique prayer house in Assam in which apart from daily prayer services, villagers also get together for organising various cultural programmes and practice sessions of singing, dancing and drama throughout the year.

the NAMGHAR, both of which began to serve not only as the instrument spreading faith but also intimately associated with the social as well as the cultural life of the Assamese society.

The Satras of Assam are the most distinguished and influential socio-cultural institution of the state. (). Socio-Cultural and Political Role of the Namghar in Assam: A Comparative Study of the Namghars of Borbhogia Village and Bordowa Than/Sattra.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies. Brubaker, R., & Cooper, F. ().Author: Ankita Dutta. Bhuyan, Abhijit. Socio-Cultural and Political Role of the Namghar in Assam: A Comparative Socio-cultural and political role of the namghar in Assam book of the Namghars of Borbhogia Village and Bordowa Than/Sattra.

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies. Brubaker, R., & Cooper, F. Beyond Identity: Theory and Society. Theory and Society, 29(1), Author: Ankita Dutta.

The Cultural Nationalism was brought forward to the indigenous people with the help of Satras and Namghar which has a major role to play in the preservation and development of the indigenous culture of the paper is an attempt to study the role of the institutions of Neo Vaishnavism, the Satra & Namghar in the evolution of genesis of Assamese identity.

socio-cultural and religious life of the Assamese society. The ‘democratic’ institution of the Namghar provides a common forum for villagers to assemble and not only discuss collectively their common issues and problems but also resolve the local disputes of the village through locally evolved judicial procedures and methods.

This paper tries to locate the role of the Namghar as. The spread of the Namghar Institution was a social movement. The time and focus align Socio-cultural and Political Role of the Namghar in Assam, Towards Freedom, Kolkata,pp.

a time of great turmoil in Assam. Perhaps the political disorganization in the region eclipsed the cultural, social and religious aspects of Assam. Similarly, the Namghar set up in the villages for worship became the hub of socio-economic activities and arbiter of local disputes.

In fact, it became something like what Maheswar Neog calls "Village Parliaments" run on democratic principles. reflecting socio-cultural impacts and 8 variables reflecting physical impact of tourism on residents. Respondents were asked to provide answers on each variable which was measured by a seven point Likert Scale ranging from -3 strongly disagree to +3 strongly agree with „0‟(zero) no response or undecided.

Abhijit Bhuyan Socio-cultural and political role of the Namghar in Assam: a comparative study of the Namghars of Borbhogia village and Bordowa Than/Satra. (Towards Freedom,Kolkata, June, ) John B Lourdusamy Religion and modern science in colonial Bengal,(Sujan Publications, Kolkata, ).

The cultural life of Assam is interwoven with the activities of a number of cultural institutions and religious centres, such as the satra (seat of a religious head known as the satradhikar) and namghar (prayer hall).

Satras in Assam have been looking after the religious and social well-being of the Hindu population since the 15th century. The paper shall go in toe area wherein in the genesis of the Assamese Identity, the Namghar is one of the major pole bearers, playing the multi-faceted role of Cultural Centre, Proto-type.

Preface The region which is now popularly known as 'North-East India' was primarily familiar as the land of seven sisters viz. Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh. Much later Sikkim was also added to this regional agglomeration which has a long history of politico-economic and socio-cultural formation of the land and its people.

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The Neo-Vaisnavite Movement initiated by Sankardeva in Assam in the latter half of the 15th century ushered in an era of socio-cultural renaissance in Assam, humanist in content and popular in form, in Literature as well as in the vocal and visual Arts.

The movement was unique in nature and revolutionary in terms of impact. Easy pickings: Case studies in the book reveal that victims of witch-hunting in Assam are widows, aged women or women who are.

Regarding maintenance and management of the morality and discipline of a society, the Namghar (prayer hall), the extensive wing of the Sattra institution played an important role. All cultural and religious activities of a village in Assam are generally performed following this institution.

Assamese society is fundamentally a multi-cultural, multi-religious and multi-ethnic society. The Muslims has become a part of this society since 12 th century onwards, when a Turk military commander named Bakhtiar Khilji had been credited with the inclusion of Bengal to the domain of the Turks in North India.

Subsequent to this, Khilji’s attempted expedition to Tibet via Western Assam. Growth of Modern Education and the role of Christian Missionaries.

Language Controversy in 19th century Assam Emergence of Middle Class Literary and Cultural Development, Impact of the Bengal Renaissance.

Development of Press and Growth of Public Associations – The Assam Sahitya Sabha. - Buy A Socio-Cultural & Economic History of Assam book online at best prices in India on Read A Socio-Cultural & Economic History of Assam book reviews & author details and more at Free delivery on qualified s: The political structure of Assam in India is headed by the ceremonial post of the is assisted by a council of ministers, headed by the Chief Minister, who are members of the Assam recent years the Governor has become more powerful, especially because the last two Governors have been ex-Army generals and the Army is entrusted with anti-insurgency .Namghar also serves as a court of justice where various affairs relating to village politics are discussed and disputes are amicably settled.

Even today, the satra and the Namghar play a very important role in whole over Assam. Thus, the neo-vaisnavite movement plays an important role in great social change in Assam.