Hornbill Festival of Nagaland

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This course provides an exciting and dynamic introduction to the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland. The celebration introduces to each tribe who have their distinctive cultural repertoire in this hilly state.  In brief, this festival encourages inter-tribal interaction, and to promote the cultural heritage of Nagaland, the Government of Nagaland organizes the Hornbill Festival every year in the first week of December. Organized by the State Tourism and Art & Culture Departments

As such, a spectacular cultural festival under the name of the Hornbill festival which showcases the rich cultural resources to the rest of the world. Through critical, sensitive debate and analysis, the course will throw light on Naga troupes who sing folk songs, perform traditional dances and play indigenous games and sports.

Throughout the course, students will explore a wide range of traditions and culture among the tribes of the North-East Indian state of Nagaland. Each unit will give an insight into a colorful mixture of dances, performances, crafts, parades, games, sports, food fairs, and religious ceremonies.

Course Highlights

  • Free intro to the course which runs through contents.
  • Can take up the course at your flexible timings.
  • Learn From Experts who have real-time experience.
  • Audio and videos with hassle-free presentation.
  • A complete Learning Management System of its kind.
  • Easy assessment in the form of quizzes after each unit.

Instruction Team

  • Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology.
  • Presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and ongoing questions.

Comprising of academic experts from our North East India Tribal Research Team, which determines what strategies should be implemented to help the student achieve success. With decades of experience working in the fields of education and social anthropological studies, the NEITR team has produced an excellent course curriculum that gives detailed information about the Hornbill festival and its rich cultural heritage.

Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences with various tribes of Nagaland and hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.

Unit 1

Historical Background
Festival land and its people
Quick review of Unit 1

Unit 2

Celebration initiation
Features of Hornbill Festival
Quick Review of Unit 2

Unit 3

Hornbill Festival Activities
Involvement of tribes
Quick Review of Unit 3

Unit 4

Importance of Festival
Cultural bomhomie
Quick Review of Unit 4
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As this year of 2020 has completed swept by pandemic, we are planning ahead for the year 2021 to participate in the Hornbill festival. The following we are going to plan -

1.      Meet with participating tribes of Nagaland and interview them.

2.      Efforts to be taken to meet with leaders of few tribes.

3.      Interact with tribal people and get their perspective of the modern Hornbill festival celebrations.

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Enrolled: 34 students
Duration: 3 hours
Lectures: 9
Video: 1 hours
Level: Beginner


Working hours

Monday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 6.00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5.00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed