A Study of the Jonbeel Mela among the Tiwas of Assam

Fairs and festivals celebrating different cultures have been an integral part of human society for a very long time. Celebrations have long piqued the interest human being due to the significant roles they play in society as well as the far-reaching cultural and social repercussions that ritual and celebration can have. It is important that diverse cultures, and especially those human groups who live in close proximity to one another, keep the peace and harmony they have achieved over time and do not allow it to be disrupted. Festivals and fairs can play a key role in generating such a nice atmosphere, which can play a substantial role in helping to fulfil the purpose that is intended. Since ancient times, India’s numerous religious and ethnic communities have greatly profited from the upbeat environment that has been produced by the country’s many magnificent fairs and festivities. This has been the case since India is home to so many diverse communities. The Tiwas of Assam celebrate a festival called Jonbeel Mela, which is critical for the Tiwas to maintain peace and friendship with other groups. Through an assessment of the Jonbeel Mela, a celebration held in the Marigaon district of Assam, India, the objective of this study is to learn about the unity and collaboration among the Tiwas and other populations in the surrounding area and within the state of Assam.