Arunachal Pradesh Culture And History











Arunachal Pradesh History

Arunachal Pradesh was a land of Ahom Chronicles since 16 centuary. This state was also the region of many other kingdoms and tribes like Monpa Kingdom who controlled north-western sites of this state between periods of 500 BC – 600 AD, Sherdukpen tribes, Assamesse and Ahoms, Britishers in 1858 AD, and so on. This state was later negotiated at Simla between Britain, China and Tibet. Their main motive was to explain the border between inner Tibet and outer Tibet and between British India and outer Tibet also. This creation of treaty is popularly called as Simla Accord. Finally, the agreement between Tibet and British wax signed and they proposed an international border with recognition and the name of that border was McMohan Line. Later, Dalai Lama, the fourteenth who belonged to Tibet declared Arunachal Pradesh as an Independent state of India.

Arunachal Pradesh Culture

The culture of Arunachal Pradesh is full of magnificent dance forms, traditional music, mouthwatering cuisines, different lifestyles with enjoyable festivals and fairs. People communicate in many languages in Arunachal Pradesh. There are about 30-50 languages and dialects in this state. Music is an important part of Arunachal Pradesh. Pailibos are the folk songs, Ja-Jin-Ja is a special traditional song and Baryi is a mythological song that is famous in this state. People of this state often use Cymbals and Drums for playing music. Festive spirit of people is boosted by remarkable dance forms like war dance, Igo dance, Wanchos and Noctes. In some dance forms of Buddhists, women are not allowed to dance. They are roppi, popir, chalo, rekham pada, ponung, buiya, etc. Some of the festivals that are celebrated in a fascinating manner in this state are religious festivals, agricultural festivals and other socio-cultural festivals.

Arunachal Pradesh is also known for its lifestyles. Glorious handicrafts can be seen which are made by artisans. They use their unique capability to show their craftsmanship. People over this place love to decorate their bodies with ornaments. They give value to their artistic views. Buddhist tribes in this state love to make creative masks with vessels adorned with wooden work and are amazingly painted with different colors. Monpa tribes practice creatively designed carpets. On the other hand, on state's middle part, people are viewed making hats, belts, baskets, vessels, mugs and other ornaments made from cane and bamboo. The east side of state is skilled in making wooden carvings, fruit bowls, cups, dishes etc.