The Past and Future of the Traditional Clothing and Food of the Dimasas - An Analytical Discussion
Author(s):
Ashique Elahi
Keywords:
Civilization, Assamese Culture, Traditional Cloth, Community.
Abstract
The traditional clothing and food of the Dimasas, a tribal community in Assam, reflect the essence of civilization and the dynamic nature of societal progress. Despite the absence of written records, their cultural legacy endures, rooted in their linguistic affiliation with the Assamese-Burmese branch of the Greater Chand Tibetan language family. The term "Dimah" or "Dimashi" symbolizes their connection to riverside communities, suggesting origins traced back to Miridapur. The dispersion of Dimas across various regions has significantly influenced Assamese culture, notably through their unique rain-culture practices. The evolution of Dimas' attire and cuisine serves as a testament to their resilience and adaptability amidst cultural transformations. Their clothing reflects a blend of tradition and adaptation, mirroring changes in societal dynamics, while their cuisine embodies a fusion of ancestral recipes with contemporary influences. Through these cultural elements, the Dimas have preserved their identity and shaped their collective resilience in the face of evolving times. In essence, the journey of Dimas' civilization is intricately woven into the fabric of their traditional clothing and food, illustrating a balance between heritage and adaptation. This narrative highlights the enduring importance of these cultural elements in shaping collective identity and resilience within the Dimasa community.
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Unique Paper ID: 162800

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 10, Issue 11

Page(s): 97 - 100
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