Shillong, February 24, 2015: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) director Fr. (Dr.) PV Joseph attends the ongoing “National Seminar on Museums & Intangible Heritage” organised by Indian Museum Kolkata, Ministry of Culture, Government of India as part of NEMP (North East Museums Programme) in Kolkata from February 23-24, 2015. Read more…
About the Book:
This miniature volume, entitled Folktales of North-East India, contains the folktales from all the eight States of north-east India. Read more…
About the Book:
In this volume entitled Sacred Persons: Tribal Priests of North-East India, an attempt has been made to collect information concerning the local priests/priestesses and their role in the tribal societies of this region. A few selected tribes from all the eight States of north-east India – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura – have incorporated in this volume.
Tribal priests play a significant role in the tribal societies of north-east India. A general survey on the role of the tribal priests of this region reveals the religious beliefs and faith of these people. These priests’ main function is to look after the religious needs of the people and to perform the rituals and sacrifices to different deities and spirits for the well being of the community. They also act as mediators, medicine men, counselors, guides, philosophers, etc to the people. Priests have a good deal of internal satisfaction, emotional and ideological, promoting and actively participating in their beliefs. Life without the priest is un-envisaged for the tribal people. These priests are seen to preserve the idiosyncratic traits of the traditions of the tribal communities.
This volume will be useful to the students, researchers and other readers who have an interest in the subject. The author has made an attempt to bring to light the roles of the tribal priests in the tribal communities of this region but there are still many aspects which have not been touched. Further research and comprehensive study on this subject is very much essential.
About the Author:
Ms Betty Laloo was born at Ummulong village, Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya. She completed her Masters Degree in Cultural Studies from Tezpur University, Assam. She also did a one year Post Graduate Diploma course in Folkloristics from the Department of Cultural and Creative Studies, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya. She has been serving in the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Mawlai, Shillong, as a Research Scholar since 2007. At present she is pursuing her Ph.D from the North Eastern Hill University.
Publisher: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Price: INR 110
You may order the publication by contacting us through our contact information.
February 20, 2015: Participants of a “Workshop on Museum, Indigenous People and Living Heritage” that was held at SILOAM, Shillong and representatives from different museums in North East India visited Don Bosco Museum today.
[su_quote style=”default” cite=”” url=”” class=””]Inspirational Museum that is inclusively promoting intercultural dialogue and interfaith dialogue. Each of the galleries promises opportunity for current and future interpretations and multiple understandings. Multivocality and plurislogic and dialogic education are the museological trends. I wholeheartedly with the Don Bosco Museum and its leadership – the best for all the wonderful times to come. It offers pathways for partnerships to bring together the culturally and linguistically diverse people of the eight states and the neighbouring countries.[/su_quote]
– Amareswar Galla, PhD
Professor & Director, Centre for Inclusive Museum Studies, University of Denmark Read more…
[su_quote style=”default” cite=”” url=”” class=””]Wonderful experience. The Museum is an excellent institution – a window to the heritage of NE. The various galleries are professionally designed. As the director of Indian Museum, I am proud that our staff are involved in professionally helping the museum. This museum has scope to develop that a national centre on intangible heritage.
Kudos to the Director and staff of the Museum. Truly world class museum.[/su_quote]
– Dr. B. Venugopal, Director, Indian Museum, Kolkata Read more…
[su_quote style=”default” cite=”” url=”” class=””]The museum has grown wonderfully since I last visited. It is always a delight to visit the North East with its wonderful variety of peoples. This museum is a great step in the preservation and celebration of the blessed diversity. A prayer for all the people, for their ways of living in peace, for dialogue, for engagement, for happiness, and freedom for all. [/su_quote]
– Fr. Ivo Nicholas Coelho, Councillor for Formation Read more…
Shillong, February 17, 2015: A new volume on museums in North East India – Museums: Window to the North East – published by Don Bosco Publications, DBCIC, Shillong will be released tomorrow at SILOAM, Shillong during the inauguration of the “Workshop on Museum, Indigenous People and Living Heritage”. Read more…
Shillong, February 13, 2015: As part of NEMP (North East Museums Programme), Indian Museum Kolkata, Ministry of Culture Government of India in collaboration with Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is organising a workshop on ‘MUSEUMS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND LIVING HERITAGE’ at Shillong from February 18 to 21, 2015. Read more…
February 10, 2015: About 24 young writers representing different States in India and who are participating at the “All India Young Writers’ Festival” to be held on 11-12 February, 2015 at Art & Culture Hall, State Central Library, Shillong, Meghalaya organised by Sahitya Akademi visited and toured Don Bosco Museum today.