LEVELS OF DEVELOPMENT AMONG THE MISHINGS
||From hills to plains
||(a) Tribal beliefs, customs, traditional form of
(b) Own dialect
(c) Own institutions, Kebang, Murong etc.
|(a) Contact with Assamese and Gosains of Satras.
(b) Use of broken Assamese language
(c) Assimilation started
|(a) Converted into Nisamalia Dharma(b)Namghar, Satra
become part of Culture.
(c) Growth of different sects
(d) Multi-lingual group.
(e) Institutions like Murong became less importent.
||(a) On foot
(b) Oral communication(intra-community)
|(a)Oral communication(intra-community &
(b)Boats, elephants, messengers
|(a) Mass Communication(P&T, radio, books,
(b) Transport communication(Train, bus, taxi etc.)
|(a) Food gathering, hunting, fishing.
(b) Faith in village medicine, manmagic, supernatural powers.
(c) Much literacy.
|(a) Cultivation similiar to shifting cultivation.
(b) Production entirely for consumption.
(c) Faith in village medi-cine-man, magic, super-natural power.
|(a) Permanent cultivation.
(b) Surplus productions sell marketing centres.
(c) People engaged in business, contract, service.
(d) Decline of importance of medicineman.
(e) Faith in modern medical treatment.
(f) Schools, colleges established.
(g) Literacy increased, qualified persons available