Brokpa Tribe, Jammu & Kashmir - Informative & researched article on Brokpa Tribe, Jammu & Kashmir
 Indianetzone: Largest Free Encyclopedia of India with thousand of articlesIndian Tribals


in  
 Art & Culture|Entertainment|Health|Reference|Sports|Society|Travel
Forum  | Free E-magazine  | RSS Feeds  
Indian Food|Indian Religion|Indian Personalities|Indian Villages|Kamasutra|Indian Costume|Indian Weddings|Astrology|Indian Jewellery|Indian Women|Indian Tribals
Home > Society > Indian Tribals > Indian Tribal People > Tribes of Jammu and Kashmir > Brokpa Tribe
Brokpa Tribe, Jammu & Kashmir
Brokpa tribes, Jammu and Kashmir are known for their exquisite dresses, beautiful language, their enriched culture and tradition.
 
 Brokpa Tribe of Jammu & KashmirBrokpa tribal community of Jammu and Kashmiris mainly concentrated in several places like Dras (also spelt as Drass) Valley in the Ladakh ranges. Moreover, this tribal community has also been settled in different parts of all over India. Brokpa tribal community is considered as one of the scheduled tribes of the Indian Territory. The origin of the Brokpa tribal community has got a rich history behind it. According to the anthropologists, these tribes are supposed to be the offspring of the Dards of Chilas in the Gilgit region.

Cultural exuberance of this tribal community is also depicted in numerous elements like exquisite dresses, ornaments, festivals and fairs. What is also interesting is to note that Brokpa tribal community follows the culture and ethnicity of the Aryans. The Brokpa males wear a large woolen dress held at the waist by a waistband. Woolen pants and a headgear constituting of a turban are some of the important dresses of the Brokpa males. Brokpa females deck up themselves in loose gowns.

The language of the Brokpa tribal community is popularly known as Shinna. There are some people of this Brokpa tribal community who also have fluency in the Balti language for communication. Brokpa of Dah-Hanu, Dokskat, Kyango are the alternative names, which are given to the Brokpa language, which also belongs to the famous Indo European language family.

Just like many other tribal communities, this Brokpa tribal community carries on several occupations like husbandry, agriculture and allied occupations in order to meet their day-to-day requirements. The Brokpa tribal community has developed orientation towards religion and also spiritual beliefs. Quite a number of tribal communities of the Brokpa are the followers of Buddhism and Islam. Apart from these, a multitude of local traditions and customs have also been developed.

This article is a stub. You can enrich by adding more information to it. Send your Write Up to content@indianetzone.com

(Last Updated on : 19/08/2010)
More Articles in Tribes of Jammu and Kashmir  (5)
 
 
 
 
 
Recently Updated Articles in Indian Tribals
Pasi
Pasi is an aboriginal race of India and are mainly distributed over the northern region of the country. The traditional occupation of Pasi is the extraction of sap from palm trees.
Aoling Festival
Aoling festival is celebrated by the Konyak tribe of Nagaland in which the exquisite cultural heritage of the tribe are cherished. The occasion also marks the recollection of ancient traditions prevailing among the tribal people.
Godna Art
Godna art is a form of body tattooing extensively used by the tribals of Chhattisgarh for adorning themselves.
Chedi
Cedis were a tribe of the Vedic Age. In the period of Mahabharata Cedis had appeared as one of the prominent tribes of India.
Partiyatras
Pratiyaras are closely associated with the Pratiyara Mountains. They are also closely associated with the Vindhyas.
E-mail this Article | Post a Comment
Forum
Forum on Indian Tribals
Free E-magazine
Subscribe to Free E-Magazine on Society
 
 
Brokpa Tribe, Jammu & Kashmir - Informative & researched article on Brokpa Tribe, Jammu & Kashmir
Sitemap
Contact Us   |   RSS Feeds
Copyright © 2008 Jupiter Infomedia Ltd. All rights reserved including the right to reproduce the contents in whole or in part in any form or medium without the express written permission of
Jupiter Infomedia Ltd.