IJSRP, Volume 6, Issue 7, July 2016 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
Shri Pakngu Lombi
The Galo who have been taken as the subject matter of this paper constitute one of the major tribe and dominant people of West Siang district in Arunachal Pradesh. They have settled in the West of Subansiri river and extends up to the Sido river, a little beyond the Simen river in south-eastern part of West Siang district. Out of 21 circles in district Galo occupied in 13 circles. The Galos have distinct indigenous perception related on the shifting cultivation as presume from the time immemorial which has some affinity with other tribes like Adi, Memba, Khamba and Nyishi and Apatani tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. But till date no systematic anthropological work has been done so far in this regard. So in this paper an attempt has been made to highlight some aspect on perception related to crops, emotional attachment, seasons etc. among farmers of Galo tribe of West Siang in Arunachal Pradesh.