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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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Indigenous allies of the British Raj: The Rajbanshis of North-Bengal

Anuj Choudhury The history of India has so far remained the exclusive domain of the elites, composed mainly of the Upper Caste. Had the Subalterns penned down their own experience, today the face of India’s history would have be a … Continue reading

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Koch and Rajbongshi: Confusion or fusion

Anuj Choudhury Recently there has been a lot of confusion regarding the usage of the term ‘Koch’ and ‘Rajbongshi’. People have raised questions on the validity of the usage of the term Koch and Rajbongshi together. Such question has mainly … Continue reading

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My mother tongue is not Gaolia

Anuj Choudhury Just the other day I met a guy on the train. As he sat just next to me, I introduced myself and so did he. We started our initial conversation in Assamese. Through our conversation I came to … Continue reading

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