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Religious History of Arunachal Pradesh

S. Dutta (Editor) B. Tripathy (Editor)
Synopsis The book consists of twenty seven research papers dealing with religious culture of the people of Arunachal Pradesh. It throws light on various aspects of tribal culture with emphasis on spirits and deities, sacred specialists, sacred rituals etc. The Theravada and Mahayana Buddhism, as practised by a number of Arunachali tribes are presented in a historical setting. The impact of Brahmanical culture in the foothills area of the state is also taken into consideration. As a whole, this is the first attempt to understand the religious history of the people, and their cultural interaction with Brahmaputra Valley of Assam, Tibet and Myanmar through out the ages.
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About the author

S. Dutta

Born in Madarkhat area of Dibrugarh, Prof, Dutta is one of the pioneers of higher education in Arunachal. A teacher and researcher of standing, he has five books and more than fifty research papers to his credit. He is member of several professional and academic bodies in the country like the five-member standing committee of the Central Advisory Board of Archaeology, Archaeological survey of India, New Delhi; Advisory Board of Indian Council of Historical Research, Regional Centre, Guwahati; advisory board of Sri Sri Aniruddhadeva Chair of Dibrugarh University; Institute of Archaeology and Training, Eastern India, West Bengal. A former Dean of Social Sciences, Arunachal University, Prof. Dutta is currently Professor and Head of the Department of History, Arunachal University, Itanagar.

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Bibliographic information

Title Religious History of Arunachal Pradesh
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.08.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788121210027
length xii+390p., References; Index; 24cm.
Subjects History