Short Communication, Volume 2019 Issue 1

An anthropological discourse on Acham Jhomba (marriage by abduction) among the Sherd/tukpens of Thongre

by Nyato Doji

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Received on: 03.07.2019 | Accepted on: 13.12.2019


Marriage and related customs and practices of the people have evolved with the ever-changing time. In the olden days, and still today (exceptionally rare), the act of persuasively abducting the bride was/is practiced among the various tribal groups of Arunachal Pradesh. Sherd/tukpens too, like any other tribal community in Arunachal practice/d Aacham Jhomba i.e., “Marriage by abduction”, which of course with the leap of time has seen changes much like any other traditional marriage system. This paper is an attempt to understand the proceedings of the “marriage by abduction” among the Sherd/tukpens of Arunachal Pradesh.

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Doji N. 2019. An anthropological discourse on Aacham Jhomba (marriage by abduction) among the Sherd/tukpens of Thongre, Dera Natung Government College Research Journal, 4, 62-68.