Sunday, 7 February 2016

Charting the difference

Having spent the last seven years working with the Tangsa people living in the Margherita subdivision of the Tinsukia district of Assam and in the Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, I decided to spend a few days exploring possibilities with the Moran-Motok people living in the adjoining areas including Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Kakopothar and Bordumsa. The Tangsa are basically hills people while the Morans and Motaks have lived in the plains of the Brahmaputra valley as long as they can remember. But there are many other striking differences between these two groups.