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In News: Tiwa tribesmen celebrated the Wanchuwa festival in Karbi Anglong district of Assam
About Wanchuwa festival:
- The Wanchuwa festival is one of the most important celebrations in the life of the Tiwa tribe of Assam.
- With every harvest, it comes with songs, dances, a bunch of rituals and people clad in their native attires.
- With bamboo sticks in hand, the people proceed to rhythmically beat the rice powder, and occasionally pause to move around the circle.
- The people of Tiwa tribe associate the bountiful harvest with the higher power from nature.
- Tiwa Tribe is a community that centers itself around a traditional form of agriculture.
- Also known as Lalung, this indigenous community is recognized as a Scheduled Tribe (ST) within the state of Assam.
- They are also found in Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur
- The Tiwa community is far removed from the noise and influence of urban chaos.
- The Tiwas practice Jhum or shifting cultivation.
Previous Year Questions (PYQs).
Q.1)With reference to ‘Changpa’ community of India, consider the following statement: (2014)
- They live mainly in the State of Uttarakhand.
- They rear the Pashmina goats that yield a fine wool.
- They are kept in the category of Scheduled Tribes.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- 1 only
- 2 and 3 only
- 3 only
- 1, 2 and 3
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