A Study on Folk Traditions of the Deuri Tribe Associated With Birth and Death

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Priyanka Kashyap, John Kumar Kalita


Deuris are one of the prominent tribes of North East India. Like many other tribes, the Deuris also observe the rituals of birth and death. These rituals reflect the folk culture of the Deuris. Anthropologically, the Deuris are Mongolian. On the other hand, linguistically, they belong to the Assam Burmese division of Tibeto- Burmese group. The Deuris primarily inhabit in the districts of Lakhimpur, Darrang, Dhemaji, Kamrup of Assam. This paper presents a comprehensive idea about the folk rituals associated with birth and death observed by the Deuris.

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