Dr.Partha Pratim Baruah – documenting the Dimasa Tribe of Assam

Dr. Partha Pratim Baruah, is an asst. Professor at Gauhati University. He and his associates have conducted research work on Traditional Bio resource Management Strategies and its impact on Life and Culture of Dimasa Tribe of Eastern Himalayan Region. They have done intensive field study in and around North Cacher Hills Districts presently known as Dimahassao Distrct of Assam. The Dimasas are one of the culturally rich ethnic groups of North Eastern Region of India. Mostly, they live in the glens and valleys of the lofty North Cacher Hills of the Region.

Traditional knowledge on bio resources is the treasure of Dimasas. Dr Baruah and his associates have attempted to record the bio resources used by the Dimasas of the North Cacher Hills. On the basis of extensive research work they has prepared a monograph based on the study. In this monograph he covered information on traditional agricultural practices of Dimasas, dietary habits and food management practices; bio-resource based ethno-medicinal practices, traditional fishing practices and folk crafts of Dimasas. The Dimasas are one of the culturally rich ethnic groups of North Eastern Region of India. Mostly, they live in the glens and valleys of the lofty North Cacher Hills of the Region. Traditional knowledge on bio resources is the treasure of Dimasas.

Contact:
Department of Botany,
Gauhati University,
Guwahati -7810114, Assam
Email: ppbaruah@gauhati.ac.in / partha_ghy16@rediffmail.com

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Contributed by: Simanta, CEE North East

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