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Rivers and Riverine Landscape in North East India

S. Sengupta (Editor)

This compendium of twelve papers, presented at a national seminar on river systems in the North Eastern India and their impact upon the Region's Environmental Development, held at St. Mary's College, Shillong, attempts to study the river systems in the North-East India as a whole and the cases of particular rivers along with their overall impact on the natural landscape, rural and urban morphology and regional development.  The contributors deal with the various problems and prospects of the north-eastern rivers as well as progress made by them in the physical, social and cultural aspects of the region. They also make in depth study of some individual rivers and their tributaries, highlighting their historical, physical, cultural and economic significance.

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About the author

S. Sengupta

Dr. Sarthak Sengupta (b. 1955) RECEIVED his M.Sc. (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in anthropology rom Dibrugarh University and Gauhati University respectively. He also worked with the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong for quite some time and conducted intensive field studies among diverse tribes and castes in Qrunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. He has had to his own credit eight well knitted books on North East Indian tribes, and more than 135 original research papers published in various reputed nationial and international professioinal journals besides several chapters in edited volumes. He is an active life and executive member of several professional anthropological bodies and members of the editorial boards of Journals of Human Ecology, New Delhi; Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University; and Research Committee, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad.

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Bibliographic information

Title Rivers and Riverine Landscape in North East India
Author S. Sengupta
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.01.2006
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8180692760
length 175p., Figures; Tables.