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The process of acculturation and growing communication have linked Mishings with regional culture and the national main stream. But really several new issues have emerged among them. Now, a group of educated Mishings are showing concern for the growth of their dialect, preservation of their music, songs and dance and the distinct identity.        A section of them have demanded the use of the Roman-script for their dialect. It may not be regarded as a counter-process of acculturation but these new trends are also visible among them.
               The process of development, agricultural innovations, impact of marketing centers have widened the gulf between the rich and the poor among the Mishings. The new educational facilities, reservation of jobs and politics have created new elite among them. These processes require separate and detailed studied.


                                                       References
     1.   The religion of the Adis, Nishis and others of the former Abor group of Arunachal Pradesh can be regarded as the parent culture of the Mishings as they migrated mainly from Siang district of Arunachal.The resemblance between the culture of  he Adis and Mishings was very much there few years back. Now due to the much more impact of the Assamese culture, the Mishings are gradully changing and the similarities are weakening gradully. From sociological point of view, this  can be said that the parent cultures for the Mishings are both the Adis culture and the non-tribal Assamese culture. Amidst the both they are changing gradually.             (The impact of the parent culture is discussed elaborately in Zillur Khan's Study  Cultural Fusion: A case study of St. Martir Island in the Bay of Bengal, 1968. Man in India, Vol.48,Oct.-Dec.)
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Atal, Yogesh.
          1977           Communication and Nation Building in India. In M.N. Srinivas and others (eds.), Dimensions of Social Change in India, Allied Publishers Pvt. Ltd., Bombay.
Baily,F.G.
          1961           Tribe and Caste in India. Contributions to Indian Sociology. Vol.V.
Bhandari,J.S.
          1974           Land and Social Structure: An Economic Study of a Mishing Village.In K.S. Mathur and B.C. Agrawal (eds.), Tribe, Caste and Peasantry Ethnographic and Folk-Culture Society,U.P., Lucknow.
Chandra, Prabhat
          1964          Communication of Some New Ideas in a Madhya Pradesh Village : A  sociological study conducted in a mixed village. The Eastern Anthropologist 3, Vol.XVII, Sept.-Dec.
Dumont,L.
          1962           Tribe and Caste in India, Correspondents, Contributions to Indian Sociology. Vol.VI


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