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AXX to publish history of ethnic groups

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 16: In the run-up to its centenary celebrations, the Axam Xahitya Xabha (AXX) is going to publish the history of various ethnic groups of Assam.

In a statement issued to the press today, the AXX said that an editorial board has been constituted in this connection with AXX president Dr. Dhrubajyoti Bora as the chief editor, Dr. Malini Devi Rabah as the editor and Debojit Bora as the executive editor.

Ethnologists of various universities have also been roped in as advisers for the mission. As many as 50 researchers and scholars have been selected, one for each ethnic group, so as to get the mission well accomplished.

Some of the scholars and their respective ethnic groups are – Dr. Khemraj Nepal for Nepalese, Dr. Anit Boro for Bodos, Dimbeswar Tasha for Tea Tribes, Mileswar Pator for Tiwas, Dr. Basanta Kumar Doley for Mising, Listi Rabha Rongsha for Rabhas, Dr. VLT Bupai for Hmar, Kanuram Hasong for Hasongs, Dr. MG Singh for Manipuri, Lakshmikanta Sinha for Bishnupriya Manipuri, Khagen Deori for Deoris, Dr. Ramen Kalita for Kalitas, Dr. Durgeswar Bora for Chutias, Indreswar Das for Koiborto, Dr. Damborudhar Nath for Nath-Jogis, Dr. Nirod Baruah for Morans, Dr. Dwijendranath Bhakat for Koch-Rajbongshis, Dr. Sukh Baruah for Tai Ahoms, Dr. Ratnottoma Das Vikram for Karbis and Poumai Nagas, Dr. Bolin Handique for Turungs, Maheswata Devi for Ao Naga, Banita Buragohain for Konyak Naga, Khanikar Maut for Wangchu, Akhil Kumar Gogoi for Chakhe Chang, Dr. Nilam Nandini Sarma for Nishis, Dr. Punyalata Gohain for Adis, Dr. Chandra Kamal Chetia for Tai Khamyang, Swapna Kumar Chutia for Tanshas, Rajiv Ningkhi for Singphos, Dr. Karabi Kherkotari Boro for Jemi Nagas, Pratibha Bora Hazarika for Suts, Nivedita Bora Handique for Sonowal Kacharis, Smiriti Rekha Gogoi for Noktes, and others.

Source: The Sentinel

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