Tiwa tribe in Assam

  • Men of Tiwa tribe in Assam kill protected species such as deer, boar, goat, pangolin and porcupine in a ritual-cum-sport.
  • For two or three months in a year, men of the Tiwa tribe of Karbi Anglong district in Assam comb the deep jungles to hunt wildlife.
  • The Tiwa, one of the major tribes of the State, lives both in the hills and the plains.
  • The Tiwas burn grass to make a path, as they do for jhum cultivation (slash and burn) after growing paddy and pumpkin, chilli and other vegetables when they are not hunting.
  • The Tiwas do not hunt in the breeding season of wild animals.

Source: The Hindu

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