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Manipur: Anthropologist talks about the journey of culture

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jan 06, 2019 10:21 pm

Our Correspondent
Imphal, Jan 6 (EMN): Anthropologist Dr. Satyrabarta Chakbarti on Sunday delivered a lecture on the topic “A Humane journey into the nature of human culture: A personal narrative” at the 2nd Gangmumei Kamei Memorial lecture held under the aegis of the GK Foundation in Imphal.

Illuminating the gathering by taking the audience into a journey in understanding human culture from a very simple society to its development into a more complex urban society, Dr. Chakbarti who is the general secretary of The Asiatic Society, Kolkatta shared his personal narrative on certain aspects of human culture in various fields.

“It was part of my professional enquiry trying to understand the perceptions of people who created the self-cultivated meaning of life as they exist. The same set of people also confronted many adverse situations in course of this existence and tried out ways and means to get adjusted or adapted to the system,” said the anthropologist.

“Late Prof. Gangmumei Kamei throughout his life very seriously looked for studying the problems of social formation. As an eminent historian he was well aware of the importance of this subject,” Dr Chakbarti said.

Presiding the programme, a retired professor of the Manipur University, Ksh. Bimola Devi shared her observation on the lecture gave by the speaker.

Renowned historian Professor Jayanta Bhusan Bhattacharjee delivered the memorial lecture on “Exploring Manipur’s Past: Remembering Gangmumei Kamei and his Work.”

By Our Correspondent Updated: Jan 06, 2019 10:21:52 pm