Hit by climate change, Assam river communities bury their pride, move into houses on stilts

Building a house on stilts is an age old tradition created by the Mishings, a tribe in India. The practice allowed them to live close to the river, without flooding their homes. In Assam, a state in India, the Mishings are viewed as a lower caste. But, heavy rainfall and flooding is forcing some Assamese to build their own houses on stilts. Still, some Assamese resist because they don’t want to be associated with the Mishings.

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