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Study of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Apatani tribe, Arunachal Pradesh

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This report will discuss about the Apatani tribe of Arunachal Pradesh, one of the north-eastern state of India, located in the foothills of the Himalayas bordering many countries. It is a land of diverse ethnic communities and cultures. Apatanis of Lower Subansiri district are one of the first tribes in Arunachal Pradesh that came into contact with the British in the mid-twentieth century. Traditionally, the Apatanis are followers of Danyi-Piilo (Donyi-Polo), the worshipper of Sun and Moon. The Apatanis do not have a script of their own and their material culture is mainly perishable in nature as it is entirely based on wood and bamboo. Therefore, in the absence of written script and lack of archaeological findings, the intangible heritage becomes an important cultural heritage of the Apatanis because some aspects of these traditions are still being carried forwarded by the members of the tribes. Thus, it is required to document and preserved these cultural elements for the future generations.
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Study of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Apatani tribe, Arunachal Pradesh
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