GUWAHATI, Jan 16: An international writers’ workshop on “the Indigeneity, Orality and Liminal Ontologies, Methodological, Pluralism and approach to Culture” got underway at Arboretum Craft Auditorium Hall here from Tuesday. The workshop, which was organised by the University of Tartu, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore in collaboration with the Centre for Karbis Studies, Diphu, Nordic Centre in India, New Delhi, Marginalised and Endangered World Views Study Centre (MEWSC), Cork Ireland, University of Tartu Asian Centre, Estonia with the support of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), was inaugurated on January 14. The workshop will conclude on Friday.
The objective of the workshop is to bring International scholars of all academic levels into the dense belief environment of Karbi Anglong. Besides, participants will get opportunities to explore the indigeneity with a special focus on the orality and liminal ontologies of the Karbis. In addition to this the workshop will examine those marginalised worldviews, alternate ontologies and liminal phenomena to reconsider the comprehension and boundaries of indigeneity, the impact and history of orality & the central role that liminality plays in Karbi life.
Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) chief executive member (CEM) Tuliram Ronghang attended as chief guest in the inaugural function along with MP Horensing Bey, Margareth Lyndoh (Organiser), Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Estonia, Chair, Department of Estonian and Comparative Folklore, University of Tartu, Professor Ulo Valk, Director of Centre for Karbis Studies, Diphu, Dharamsing Teron, director of Centre for Karbis Studies, Diphu, Dr Rabindra Teron, and EMs and MACs.
In his address, CEM Ronghang thanked University of Tartu which has thought well to select Diphu as the venue for their international workshop and ensuring the focus being given to Karbi Anglong this time would induce and provoke scholarly interest in the field of life and culture of the people here.