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Title:
PRIEST AS A HEALER: A CASE STUDY AMONG THE APATANI TRIBE OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH

Authors:
Dani Yama & Dani Yami

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Dani Yama & Dani Yami

MLA 8
Yama, Dani, and Dani Yami. "PRIEST AS A HEALER: A CASE STUDY AMONG THE APATANI TRIBE OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, vol. 3, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 4431-4442, ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=312. Accessed Aug. 2018.
APA
Yama, D., & Yami, D. (2018, August). PRIEST AS A HEALER: A CASE STUDY AMONG THE APATANI TRIBE OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH. Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research, 3(8), 4431-4442. Retrieved from ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=312
Chicago
Yama, Dani, and Dani Yami. "PRIEST AS A HEALER: A CASE STUDY AMONG THE APATANI TRIBE OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH." Int. j. of Social Science and Economic Research 3, no. 8 (August 2018), 4431-4442. Accessed August, 2018. ijsser.org/more2018.php?id=312.

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[41]. An extract from an interview with Mr. Pura Chatung, age 70, priest, held at Hija village on 5/03/2015.
[42]. Extract from an interview with Mr.Tasso Grayu, age 70, priest, held at Naharlagun on 21/02/2016.

Abstract:
The priest as a healer in the Apatani community plays a very important role in the society. Like modern doctors, priest in the Apatani society also perform various rituals and rites to heal the patients. Before performing any rituals and rites, they also have to verify the causes of ailment through egg and chicken liver. There are some healing rituals which are dangerous for priest, where even death is a possibility if it is not performed well. They even engaged themselves for a month sleepless while performing certain major rituals. Sometimes they even lose weight for not consuming food in time. So therefore, it is important to explore about the role of priest as a healer and for their selfless services.