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    (1) The socio-cultural change and change in polity, which is somehow or the other leading to the development of the people, is the product of acculturation and communication.
               (2) The change of attitude towards economy, health and education is another major impact of acculturation and communication.Along with these two variables, marketing centers are playing cardinal role in the development of the people.
              (3) And lastly, it is logical to argue that Hinduism is influencing in the socio-cultural change of the people and along with railways and marketing centers have been helping in the overall development of the villagers under study.
              Apart from the above discussion, we can see the relative differential levels of development by explaining agricultural innovation, surplus production, educational development and possession of vehicle in the three villages under study.
              (1) Table 7.10 indicates that the village Barpamua is much developed than the villages Mohmora and Duhutimukh. Since the stage of oral communicaiton and the use of boats and elephants as the means of transportation, Barpamua village is better exposed to the outer world.
              (2) The village Duhutimukh is having better transport communication. But the village is getting these facilities only from the mid sixties. Contrary to it, Barpamua village is exposed to the main stream of cultural exchange and development as Majuli is a centre of cultural heritage of Assam.
              (3) As indicate in the table, the village Barpamua ranks first in agricultural innovation, surplus production and in educational development. Therefore, Barpamua village is much developed than Mohmora and Duhutimukh villages.
               It is to be noted in conclusion that the stage of development, as observed in the field, cannot be strictly regarded as the development of the tribe in the truest sense of the term. Here the gradual change of attitude in all aspects of life including economy, health, education and others are regarded as the development of the villagers, because the change in attitude will ultimately lead to their development.

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        1   Discussed specially in two of the investigators' papers namely',Acculturation ,Communication and Development in a Mishing Village, in S.M.Dubey (ed.), North East India: A Sociological Study, 1978,Concept Publishing ; Company,Delhi and Modernization of Economy and Occupation in a Mishing Village Assam,


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