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Dhritiman Deori

Born in 1983 in Goalpara, Dhiritman spent most of his childhood in Biswanath Chariali. His music training first started there under Manjit Borthakur. In 1993, he joined Biswanath Music college to learn Indian classical music. His interest in music brought him to Delhi and there he completed higher trainings on Indian music. Then he left Delhi and joined School of Audio Engineering in Chennai. After becoming a Sound Engineer, he took a year-long sojourn in Varanasi to understand various folk music of India and also learnt Tabla. In Varanasi he started performing with local artists for some time and then came beackt to Delhi to join Media company as Music Composer/Sound Engineer.

Dhriti’s music is a mellifluous blend of musical genres that is deeply rooted and inspired by nature. A pioneer of sorts in alternative music in the region, his is a soothing blend of lounge and Indian classical that is sprinkled with elements of folk music forms. In 2009 he started his first project called Rhuthm of NorthEast to bring the rich folk music of the North East region to limelight. His latest venture is "Mon Akax" which has already claimed popularity and good reviews from critics.

Dhriti was recently featured in Rudy Maxa’s World, a television show in the US, where he performed two tracks from his debut album. He was also featured in BBC World’s Radio programme on Art and Culture - The Strand. His recent performances include that of ‘The Brahmaputra Beats Festival’ at the India International Centre in New Delhi and ‘The Northeast Festival’ at the Hotel Park, Delhi.


Facts of Deori

The Bor Deori is the most respected person in the village

Patorganya – undisclosed missing among Four Groups

Only the people of Dibongiya class can speak their own mother tongue

In 14th century A D. The Deoris were royal priests of The Chutiyas Kingdom

The Deoris are believed to have come to Sadiya before the first century

The Deori people believe in `Kundimama` which is the supreme power.

The Second Marriage in Deori Tribe is called "Suje Luguba"

The Deori Tribe of Assam came to India via Tibet and Burma

Each village of Deori people features a place of worship called ‘Deo-ghar'

The Deoris are divided into 24 clans.

The Deoris proudly introduce themselves as Jimo-Chhayan, meaning they are the children of the sun and the moon

Deori's use to make a Narbali (human sacrifice) in terms to win the war, battle and to prevent the villagers from the evil atmosphere like floods, drought etc. This practice make them pure owing to satisfy the supreme Goddess. Only the class of Patorganya people were eligible for sacrificing.

The Deoris women have no tradition to put sindur in their forehead as a mark of married women.

Deoris belonging to the Tengaponia sub clan do not take mutton or flesh of goat as it is forbidden according a legend clan.

The term "Deori" appears to be a later coinage derived from "Deva" which means a God.

Deori is a plain tribe of Assam, the worshipper of Kundimama (Kundi - Siva, Mama - Parvati)from ancient time maintaining their own custom and tradition.

According to 2001 census the total revenue villages of Deori in Assam are 133 and their population are 2,45,000.