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Managing Trustee Centre for Koch Rajbnashi Studies and Development, Guwahati

CKRSD Exclusive on S.T status to six communities

CKRSD through RTI has got important documents from Ministry of Tribal Affairs which clearly highlights that six communities of Assam, Koch-Rajbongshi, Tai Ahom, Moran, Mottock, Chutia and Tea Tribes (Adivasi) qualifies to be included in the list of STs in … Continue reading

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Koch Identity and Unity: Still a long way to go

Arup Jyoti Das When it comes to understanding Koch identity, we often tend to understand it either from a colonial perspective or from a nationalist perspective i.e. Assamese or Bengali.  Colonial historical literature, as well as anthropological literature tells us … Continue reading

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The Case of Hasha: Why Koches are son of the soil

Jajang Kama Koch Present day Rajbanshis of Bengal and Koch-Rajbanshis of Assam are originally Koch. This claim can be affirmed through several evidences, scattered throughout the linguistic, cultural and other social practices. As such, requiring a critical evaluation and closer … Continue reading

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The Future’s in the Past: The Koches and the Worship of Hira Devi

Anuj Choudhury The Koches are generally theist of pluralist deities. They worship nature with profound devotion. Their deities are known as wai (God or Goddess) according to their Koch language. Religion and belief system of the Koches can be broadly … Continue reading

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Sumi Pegu’s dream-like yarn

Rini Barman Every winter Sumi Pegu, a fifty year old Mising woman runs the single ply yarn into exquisite horizontal patterns. A narrow paddy field in Gohpur’s Mising-gaon (about 230 kms from Guwahati in Sonitpur District, Assam) leads me to … Continue reading

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