Prof. Tana Showren
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Intellectual, ethnography and oral traditions
Religious and cultural consciousness amongst the non-literate tribes
He is the Professor of Modern History, (Oral Traditions & History of North East India) and Head, Department of History, Rajiv Gandhi University, Rono Hills, Doimukh-791112, District Papum Pare, Arunachal Pradesh (India).
He is also the Coordinator of the research project on “Oral Traditions: Archiving and compiling the Tribes’ Histories of Arunachal Pradesh” under the UGC 12th Five Year Plan Innovative Programme.
He teaches in Historical Methods, Oral Traditions and Ancient Societies in the semesters Postgraduates Programme along with the M.Phil and Ph. D. Programmes in the Department. During the last few years his research interest has been intellectual, ethnography and oral traditions, particularly the study of indigenous institutions, religious and cultural consciousness amongst the non-literate tribes on which he published several articles. The main concern of his research is to comprehend the contemporary technique and methods of oral traditions in historical research in North East India.