A total of 14 international scholars from different universities have converged at Diphu in central Assam’s Karbi Anglong district to explore the indigeneity with a special focus on the orality and liminal ontologies of the Karbis.
The workshop jointly organized by the University of Tartu in collaboration with the Centre for Karbis Studies (Diphu), the Nordic Centre in India, Marginalised and Endangered World Views Study Centre ( MEWSC) Cork Ireland etc.
“We have tried to bring some of the revered international scholars all academic levels to discuss and deliberate on the indigeneity with a special focus on on the orality and liminal ontologies of the Karbis,” said Dharam Sing Teron, Director of the Centre for Karbi Studies.
“In addition, the workshop will also try to examine those marginalized worldviews, alternate ontologies and liminal phenomena to reconsider the comprehension and boundaries of indigeneity, the impact and history of orality and the central role that liminality plays in Karbi Life,” Teron said.
The workshop is expected to expand the research on the Karbi Community primarily done so far by British anthropologists only.