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The Islands and Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar

 
Priti Singh (Author)
Synopsis The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are secluded worlds of enchantment that are bound to overwhelm the traveller by their mysterious aura, azure waters, pristine beaches and palm fronds. Though they have come a long way since their moments of glory and pathos, yet many misconceptions about the place continue to exist. And, therein lies the germ of the book which is an attempt to capture the true essence of these islands and portray them with the great felicity they deserve. The text is accompanied by images that interpret and unravel each story and help one navigate through the book which is a product of years of research, exploration and compilation of facts. The book's size, as well as time frame, is colossal. But, the islands are so multi-faceted that to fully-comprehend their verve one has to view them in their entirety. The book, which is absorbing, continually captivating and perhaps the next best thing to a visit, also helps one better understand the six tribal communities of the islands - their origins and ancestry, geographic distribution, socio-economic activities, legends, beliefs and folktales. Likewise, the island's tragic history, reflected in its impressive monuments, make you pause and ponder at the pointless destruction of life and liberty whereas the beauty and bounty of its open spaces add to the sensory abundance of being part of the quintessence of nature.
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About the author

Priti Singh

Priti Singh, Research associate of the Centre for Latin American Studies, Goa University had her graduate training in International Studies, following which she specialized on Latin America and completed her M.Phil and Ph.D work at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. For her research on indigenous people of Latin America, she conducted field studies in Brazil, Mexico and the United States. Ever since, she has been engaged in studies and research on indigenous ethnicity and governance in the Western Hemisphere and Australasia. Based on her research she has also published a few brief monographs. Priti Singh has also been assisting in writing and editing course material on International Relations for the Faculty of Political Science, Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Dehi.

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victoria - amazing depth of study , Jan, 01, 1970
 

this is one of the best works on andaman and nicbar islands. it brings not only the tourist closer to the island but also the scholor.the pictures could only be possible by a passionate artist.thus even more amazing to know that all the written work and pictures are by the author.

Bibliographic information

Title The Islands and Tribes of Andaman and Nicobar
Author Priti Singh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8172341407, 9788172341404
length 216p., Colour Plates; 30cm.