The Wancho are one of the major tribes of Arunachal Pradesh, North-East India. They have been living in Assam with their indigenous socio-cultural identity ever since. Wancho are known for their vibrant indigenous cultural heritage. Due to the impact of the mainstream culture of Assam, the Wancho community is changing its age-old traditions. This study intends to bring light to their recent cultural traditions. Especially the festivals and ceremonies of the Wanchos of Assam are highly influenced by the undergoing process of Acculturation.
In this session, Kolkata Centre for Creativity is organising a Talk Session on the cultural life of Wancho community. This session will not only familiarise the audience to the Wancho community and their culture but will also serve as an introduction to their work through experimental animations.
Tara Purnima Villiers DOUGLAS as an anthropological expert and Jatwang Wangsa as a community-based representative will share their insights in conversation with Reena Dewan, Director, Kolkata Centre for Creativity.