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North-East India: Interpreting the Sources of its History

 
Priyam Goswami (Editor) Dipankar Banerjee (Editor) Ranju Bezbaruah (Editor)
Synopsis North-East India is no longer a terra incognito to Indian historiography. Thanks to the efforts of various agencies and departments, there has been considerable progress in the historical research of this region. These researches have brought to light evidences of past cultures of North-East India. However there is a need to sustain this enthusiasm and also study and interpret the different sources of the history of this region. The book also emphasizes on the need to explore non-conventional oral sources as an alternative and/or supplementary to the conventional recorded sources. The oral sources (folklore, folksongs, beliefs and superstitions, ceremonies, rituals, etc.) are very important to study history as they reflect on the problems, needs and aspirations of the masses at various points of time. The interpretation of the source is also as important as its identification. The present volume aims to interpret and analyse these sources and thus paces the way for further research to put the history of the area in its correct perspective.
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About the authors

Dipankar Banerjee

Major General Dipankar Banerjee: Director, Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies, New Delhi. Has followed an academic and research career and headed important research institutions in India and in the region. His research interests include peace, cooperative security, confidence building and non-proliferation; subject in which he has written and published extensively. He has written and published extensively. He was the UN Consultant on the Conventional Arms Register in 2000 and from 2000-2003 was the member of the International Adivsory committee of the ICRC.

Ranju Bezbaruah

Ranju Bezbaruah's books include Isolation to Global Commitment American Foreign Policy Washington to Reagan.

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Bibliographic information

Title North-East India: Interpreting the Sources of its History
Format Hardcover
Date published: 23.02.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173052958
length xiv+290p.
Subjects History