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People of India: Assam (Volume: XV In Two Parts)

B.K. Bardoloi (Editor) R.K. Athaparia (Editor) K.S. Singh (Editor)
Synopsis The Anthropological Survey of India launched the people of India Project on 2 October 1985 to generate an anthropological profile of all communities of India, the impact on them of change and development process and the links that bring them together. As part of this all India project, the ethnographic survey of all the 115 communities of Assam was taken up for the first time in collaboration with local scholars. The results of this survey were discussed at the workshops held in Shillong/ Guwahati in May 1988. The space now known as Assam emerged as a distinct econo-cultural region early in history. It was peopled by the legendary kirata, whose descendants still identify themselves with the Mahabharata tradition, and with tantricism and shaktism. It has been a melting pot of ethnic stream, the most important being the Mongoloid and the Caucasoid, the Australoids constitute the substratum of most of Assam populations. Medieval Assam saw the rise of Assamese as a language, neo-vias
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About the authors

B.K. Bardoloi

Late B.K. Bardoloi was the Director of Tribal Research Institute of Assam.

R.K. Athaparia

R.P. Athaparia is Anthropologist ( C ) at the North East Regional Centre, Shillong.

K.S. Singh

K.S. Singh, a senior member of the Indian Administrative Service spent many years serving among and studying backward communities in central India. He held several important assignments including the directorship of Anthropological Survey of India. Author of the well known work Birsa Munda and His Movement in Chotanagpur he edited a large number of books on Indian tribes. He was general editor of the multi-volume People of India series of Anthropological Survey of India. He died in 2006.

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Title People of India: Assam (Volume: XV In Two Parts)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2003
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
length xxviii+910p., Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 26cm