Chagramisawa: The Popular folk-festival of the Tiwa

Authors

Prarthana Phukan, Cotton University.

Bhriguttam Borah, Gauhati University.

Abstract

Tiwa’ is one of the ancient tribes of north-east India. It belongs to the Mongolian tribe and it has been living both in hills and plains. As the majority of the tribal people live on agriculture and as a result of this agriculture production the Tiwa tribe follows some social folk customs related with agriculture. ‘Chagramiswa’ is one of the most popular festivals of the Tiwa tribe, celebrated in the springtime. It is generally celebrated by the tribes living in the hills including the central Assam who lived in plain. In this paper, the investigator tries to highlight the celebration of ‘Chagramisawa’ by the Tiwa tribe of Assam.