Hornbill Festival of the Naga tribe in India

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Enrolled: 38 students
Duration: 5 hours
Lectures: 8
Video: 1.5 hours
Level: Advanced


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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 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 colourful mixture of dances, performances, crafts, parades, games, sports, food fairs, and religious ceremonies.


  • 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 ongoing 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 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
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Unit 2

Celebration initiation
Features of Hornbill Festival
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Unit 3

Hornbill Festival Activities
Involvement of tribes
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Unit 4

Importance of Festival
Cultural bonhomie
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As the past couple of years was completely swept by pandemic, we are planning ahead for the year 2023 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 the tribes and get their perspective of the modern Hornbill festival celebrations.

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