Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Talking of history, the District Museum is the place to have a peep at the life that was. The traditional lifestyle is fast changing and many aspects of life have already changed beyond recognition. The importance of institutions like the museum is all the more apparent in such situations.
When we were children, the District Museum at Hapoli never ceased to awe us. Since the shape of the buildings are round, it was difficult to know the starting and ending points of the exhibits - one kept on going round and round. The quality has still been maintained more or less, though no addition has been made in the last few decades.
A special feature of the museum is that lots of implements, weapons and household goods, not only of the Apatanis and Nyishis, but also of all other tribes in other parts of Arunachal Pradesh are also on display.
Have a good time!