Apart from the Native people of Tripura there are
some minority Immigrant tribes who were in Tripura since centuries. They are
Santal, Munda, Orang etc. They were brought in Tripura during the time of
monarchy by Tea plantation traders for the tea plantation, from Bihar as
labourer. Some were brought for the purpose of brick kiln factory, by various
They belong to Austro-Asiatic race, branch of the
great Austric race. They are very industrious, hard working, honest, sincere,
and simple. They have very rich cultural heritages. There are many folk dances,
folk songs, folk tales which have been incorporated in main stream Indian
It is claimed that the Ramayana’s story were
basically Austro-Asiatic peoples story. But later it had been modified to suite
the majority and changed in to modern days Ramayana.
These groups of people had contributed the diverse
cultural sphere of Tripura. But they have not been given due attention to uplift
their economic, educational and cultural aspect. As a result they are let to
live mostly below poverty line, educationally back ward, and culturally left to
lurch behind other group of people.
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