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Why do people categorise the people of Assam as tribals having small eyes? Why do they jump to wrong conclusions?

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Asked by Mitali Choudhury, 06 Feb '08 09:42 am
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Human nature is like that.
Majority of persons are always prejudiced towards their own region.
Even a person of LEVEL of CM of one of the region TALKS about 5 CRORE - GUJRATIS and not about Indians !!!
Answered by PANIWALA A, 07 Feb '08 06:21 pm

 
  
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Dear Mitaliji, People of Assam who are of tribals region should be treated in par with our main stream of people as aftral they are also human being. Whn we say to other people that there should be no racism then why we should set a bad example to our own people by discriminating them with small eyes etc etc. All human beings are equal in the eyes of God whether, smal, big, black, poor. Just that they should be gud human beings with ability to work honestly in the progress of our country that is India. Jaihind. Vandemataram. Take care Regards Cyrus
Answered by cyrus irani, 07 Feb '08 01:53 pm

 
  
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It is bad human nature that drives the same to look don upon a fellow human being or race. People generally from the North East are looked upon as a differnent race coz they are of Mongoliod stock. And they are trated in a very disrespectful manner. The reason for the same being that people arent aware of the North East and its vibrant culture and traditions. A public relations exercise by the Indian government is all that it takes to change the image of the North East.
Answered by Saj Sierra, 06 Feb '08 10:03 pm

 
  
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Well people outside the north-east have a vague picture of the region. They cannot distinguish between the 7 states. on top of that TV keeps showing the Nagas and Mizos who do look different and so people get the idea that everyone in the North-east looks like Chinese and they have strange customs and are tribals.
Basically it is lack of education and lack of knowledge that gives rise to these beliefs..
Answered by joyoti sen, 06 Feb '08 04:05 pm

 
  
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I have visited Assam (Guwahati) for a few days in 1997 when I escorted my son for admission to IIT. I did not notice much difference in the appearance. But some people from North East do appear closer to Japanese and Chinese in their build etc. That does not make them tribals of course. And even if they are tribals, what is wrong?
Answered by Venkateswaraswamy Swarna, 06 Feb '08 03:47 pm

 
  
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I tell you why it is happening , people form other state have a notion that north eastern area is full of jungle and mountains as they have studied in primary books. And people from this hills are tribals. one more point is there till 1969 or 71 meghalaya was the capital of aasam , and at all national festivals people from nagaland ,manipur ,karbi-anglong , and many others tribes represented the state. As we know people from all the above mentioned states are having a typical look. which you cant deny. people from assam may not be aggred but outsiders consider that entire area ( 7states) as Assam . inorder to give them a good pic of assam we have to make a god movies in Assam and highlight all the reparate region , In other words, I mean to say we have to make people aware who are the eal inhabitant of Assam ,and who all are tribals.
Answered by joyesh chakraborty, 06 Feb '08 03:21 pm

 
  
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Assam is the meeting ground of diverse cultures. The people of the enchanting state of Assam is an intermixture of various racial stocks such as Mongoloid, Indo-Burmese, Indo-Iranian and Aryan. The Assamese culture is a rich and exotic tapestry of all these races evolved through a long assimilative process. The natives of the state of Assam are known as "Asomiya" (Assamese), which is also the state language of Assam.
The state has a large number of tribes, each unique in it's tradition, culture, dresse and exotic way of life. Diverse tribes like Bodo, Kachari, Karbi, Miri, Mishimi, Rabha, etc co-exist in Assam, most tribes have their own languages though Assamese is the principal language of the state.

A majority of the Assamese is the Vaishnavas (a sect of Hinduism). The Vaishnavas do not believe in idol worshiping and perform Namkirtana where the glory of Lord Vishnu is recited. The two important cultural and religious institutions that influence the cultural fabric of Assam: th ...more
Answered by parul advani, 07 Feb '08 04:00 am

 
  
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Mitali, it's just sheer lack of knowledge abt the NE region, geographically, politically and culturally....; and their conception abt assam is 100% wrong; people from other states of india are under the impression that assam is a hill, full of jungles....etc..; and the people are all tribals having chinky eyes like that of the chinese' ...; (i myself heard many people saying this.)..; the truth is that although assam is surrounded by hilly states it is a plain and it is situated in brahmaputra valley....., and it is all plains......and the people are the descendants of the Aryans who had come from Kanauj, UP as u rightly mentioned in the comments.....; it is indeed deplorable that we indians have such vague knowledege abt people of other states......!!!!!!..
Answered by minati vishwakarma, 07 Feb '08 07:32 pm

 
  
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Main reason for this misconception , perhaps is of ignorance abt NE States...in my different visits to other part of the country , particularly in the states like Himachal, Jammu Kashmir , in south or west , surprised to know that even most of the people dont know abt the geographical location of the seven sister states of NE and ceratainly have a vague idea like , NE States is consisted of Jungles where primary people are the main inhabitants....a few of them recognise only Shillong by name....and those who have already visited this reason , they acknowledge the beauty of this states as well...so my conclusion is that this is nothing but most of them are unaware of the real facts....
Answered by bijoy agarwala, 07 Feb '08 06:09 pm

 
  
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Hmm very urgent problem hai. 60 yrs tho aise he gone. mujhe tribal label nahi pata lekin maine dekha tha ki log north-east logo ko Chinki pukarte the. I don't tolerate this at all. In our country there are many such heinous things happen. worst insulted aur affected regions are J&K, North-East aur people of Punjab. now problems are growing into North vs South aur West va North. yeh sab kya hai. logo bolte hai jaise pahadi baniya ghati chinki idli sambhar etc etc. matlab yek India another Indian ko respect nahi kar raha hai. find quick solutions with bold gutsy aur speedy leadership. pata hai boolna easy hain. leik yeh faltu Sonia jaise log nahi chalenge. warna be prepared for the disintegration aur divisions of India. yeh hai mera loud aur clear message
Answered by venu gopal, 07 Feb '08 01:30 pm

 
  
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