Influence of Culture and Tradition in the Tribal Architecture of Meghalaya

Ravishankar, Srinidhi and Ji, Shiva (2021) Influence of Culture and Tradition in the Tribal Architecture of Meghalaya. In: 8th International Conference on Research into Design, ICoRD 2021, 7 January 2021 through 10 January 2021, Virtual, Online.

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Northeast India is home to several tribes and tribal communities. In a tribal context, art, architecture and culture are intertwined into the day-to-day activities. Although most vernacular structures in the northeast use similar locally available materials like bamboo, wood, mud and thatch, they are different from each other. This factor of identity stems from their diverse cultural practices and beliefs. The paper explores the relationship between culture, art and architecture in northeast India, taking the case example of Meghalaya. It further investigates the scenario by analysing the two most important housing typologies of Meghalaya—Garo and Khasi houses. © 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.

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Additional Information: Acknowledgements This work is carried out under the research project titled ‘Creating Digital Heritage of Representative Architectural Marvels from Each State of North East India’, PI: Shiva Ji, IIT Hyderabad, India, funded by Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, under ICPS/IHDSR scheme 2019–22.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Garo tribe; Khasi tribe; North-East India; Settlements; Symbolism; Traditional practices
Subjects: Arts > Design
Divisions: Department of Design
Depositing User: . LibTrainee 2021
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2022 11:43
Last Modified: 29 Aug 2022 11:43
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