Changing Status of the Ahom Priestly Class
Dipankar Mohan

Dipankar Mohan, M.Phill Research Scholar, Department of History, Dibrugarh University, India.
Manuscript received on 21 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 06 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 11 October 2019 | PP: 938-941 | Volume-8 Issue-2S10 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11630982S1019/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1163.0982S1019
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Abstract: Human society is the result of a continuous transformation process. In this transformation process religion plays a significant role. In every society customs, beliefs, behaviour, traditions are mostly connected with the religion. So in every society religion and religious traditions became the identity of a society. In case of Assam every tribes had their own priestly class to do priesthood. Similarly the Ahoms had their own priestly class to do priesthood. In this article an attempt has been made to assess the condition of the Ahom priestly class i.e. the Mohan, the Deodhai and the Bailungs.
Keywords: Tradition, Customs, Priestly Class, Priesthood, Religion.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences