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BIHU FESTIVALS All-inclusive elucidations

Author Name: DR PRADIP NEOG | Format: Paperback | Genre : Educational & Professional | Other Details

This book elucidates the three Bihu festivals of Assamese culture comprehensively by covering all the features.  The contents are presented based on authentic sources, wide range of study, extensive research and practical experiences. 

The book also reveals far-reaching impacts of modernization on Bihu-culture, and the crucial issues related to preservation of its enormous and magnificent intangible heritages. The process of evolution of the Bihu festivals has been delineated lengthily by citing quite a lot references. 

Readers will also find precise description of the agrarian festivals celebrated distinctively by 11 different ethnic groups of Assam. Furthermore, 15 magnificent agrarian festivals celebrated in different parts Asia continent are briefly presented by highlighting interesting similarities with the Bihu festivals. 

The book would serve as an all-inclusive resource book to know the Bihu festivals and Assamese culture thoroughly, and to accomplish any scholastic endeavor including research.

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DR PRADIP NEOG

Dr Pradip Neog is an acclaimed author and researcher of Assamese folk culture. His Assamese books and articles on Bihu culture have not only broaden comprehension of readers on all different aspects of the Bihu festivals but also persuaded and guided towards preservation and promotion of the rich heritages of Assamese culture. He has so far published 5 books, 3 musical dramas, more than 150 articles and research papers, and also directed 5 audio cassettes of Bihu songs. 

The author has been rendering his expertise on Bihu-culture as a resource person, panelist and advisor in various forums for more than four decades. The International Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage’ (ICICH) uploaded one of his articles in its website as a part of the effort of attaining recognition of Bihu as an intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. The ‘Bihu Surashya Sommitty, Assam’ referred two of his widely read books in the guidelines of Bihu-competitions. At present Dr Neog is working as Director of Extension Education Institute (NE Region), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Govt. of India. 

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