The University decided to confer Honoris Causa to Teron in recognition of “unstinted & tireless efforts to contribute to folk culture”.
Gauhati University (GU) on Friday conferred honorary doctorate to Karbi cultural activist Dharamsing Teron at the 29th convocation of the university. Teron is an independent researcher engaged in documenting Karbi folklore.
The honorary doctorate was conferred on Teron pursuant upon a resolution of the GU Executive Council Meeting held on March 29, 2022 and subsequent approval of the Governor of Assam and Chancellor, Gauhati University.
The University decided to confer Honoris Causa to Teron in recognition of “unstinted & tireless efforts to contribute to folk culture since long”. GU has acknowledged his “sincere dedication to attain excellence” in his chosen field and considers it as a significant contribution to the society at large.
Graduated in History from Diphu Government College, Karbi Anglong, Teron has been documenting Karbi folklore. He is editor of the Karbi Studies series, the first volume of which appeared in 2008 under the banner of Karbi Young Writers’ Guild, as a result of combined efforts of activists and new writers. Since then, he has edited Memories, Myths, Metaphors (2nd Edition, April 2012), as well as Reclaiming the Ancestors’ Voices (Vol. 2, 2011), co-edited with Sikari Tisso, and Folktales from the Fringe (Vol. 3, collection of popular Karbi folktales/2012), also with Kabeen Teronpi, Kache Teronpi and Valentina Teronpi In Search of the Drongo and Other Stories (Vol. 4) all under the banner of ‘Karbi Studies’. He is currently working on ‘Karbi Oral History.’ He lives in Rongmili, Diphu.