CUSTOMARY LIFE STYLE AMONG THE PLAIN KARBIS OF KAMRUP DISTRICT OF ASSAM

Binita Devi

Abstract


Changes are noticed in their life and socio-cultural practices among the plain Karbi tribe. The present study focuses the habitual practices among the Plain Karbi tribe in the selected Kenduguri area of Kamrup district of Assam. The study is descriptive in nature with a sample of 62 numbers of households. Plain Karbi tribe residing in Kenduguri area is found to be progressive one with modern trend and attitude. The style of living of the plain Karbis is largely influenced due to the amalgamation of different communities and they expressed their satisfaction in residing at their localities. Either business or service is mostly preferred by them as such the timings for day to day activities also underwent transformation. Decision making rests mainly on the shoulders of the head of the family in almost all type of matters in case of rest of members of the families, except for personal matter. Modern appliances are preferred by majority of the plain Karbis along with their traditional life style. Modernization is taking place particularly with respect to the material culture.

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