Bagurumba folk dance of Assam in India

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Enrolled: 51 students
Duration: 4 hours
Lectures: 8
Video: 50 Mins
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

This course will allow you to understand the Bagurumba folk dance of Assam better. The dance resembles the motion of the butterflies as the study emphasis more on dance movements. You will learn about how the Bodo mythology focuses on the supreme deity called ‘Bathou’ represented by the Sizu Plant that belongs to the Euphorbia genus.
As the dance originated from nature thousands of years ago, this course has been formulated by exploring the nuances of the dance which is well accompanied by musical instruments like Kham (a long drum, made of wood and goatskin or other animal’s skin), sifung (flute, made of bamboo), jota (made of iron/Tama), serja (a bowed instrument, made of wood and animals skin), gongwna (made of bamboo) and tharkha (a piece of split bamboo). By the end of the course, students will possess knowledge about the significance of Bagurumba dance. You will also acquire knowledge about the immense impact of dance in Bodo culture.


  • Free Intro to the course runs through the contents.
  • Can take the courses at flexible timings.
  • Learn from Experts who have real-time experience.
  • High-quality content videos with hassle-free presentation.
  • A complete Learning Management System.
  • Easy assessment in the form of quizzes after each unit.


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

Designed the Course with complete references to the discipline of social anthropology, presenting key themes, theoretical debates, the historical development of the discipline, and on-going questions of anthropological inquiry that remain crucial to our understanding of contemporary culture and society.
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 Bagurumba folk dance and its rich cultural heritage. Moreover, this research team has real-time experiences with the Bodo tribe of Assam and hence the team has worked on how such course ideas can be produced, negotiated, and revised over time.

Unit 1

Origin of the Bagurumba dance
Significance of dance
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Unit 2

History of dance form
Classification of Bagurumba dance
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Unit 3

Dance costumes
Performance of dance
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Unit 4

Music and instruments
Folk song for dance
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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 a Bagurumba folk dance of Assam. The following we are going to plan -

1. Meet with the dancers of the Bodo tribe and interview them.

2. Interact with the tutors of Bagurumba dance to know about the history and unique nuances of dance.

3. Plan to stay during dancing festival days to get a closer look at the dance and its impact on the audiences.  

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