A Sociological View on Dong of Biate Society
Social scientists in India have been writing on family or household in India. However, the same cannot be said in the context of North-East India. This paper focuses on households in tribal communities and focuses on dong. The paper examines the meanings of and the role of Dong in Biate tribe. Both primary and secondary data was used in the paper.Â It can be said that dong is a physical and social entity. As a social entity it can be called a patriarchal household, an inclusive unit, a socialising unit, a corporate, property-owning group, and also a place of decision-making concerning the life-cycle of members.
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