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Ethnic Groups, Cultural Continuities and Social Change in North East India

Indira Barua (Author) Sarthak Sengupta (Editor)

The present compiled work is based upon the research papers presented in the national seminar on ‘Ethnic Groups of North East India : Problems and Prospects’ organised by the department of anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Assam. The book covers a wide spectrum of issues, relating to ethnic groups, process of assimilation, acculturation and the development of ethnic consciousness among various tribes and communities of North East India. Renowned anthropologists and social scientists seek to make an objective analysis of the probable forces responsible for recent identity consciousness on the basis of first hand information from diverse ethnic groups. The academicians, policy makers and planners may find interest in the book and it may meet partially the long felt need of the researches on this line.

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About the author

Sarthak 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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Title Ethnic Groups, Cultural Continuities and Social Change in North East India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2002
Edition Ist ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170998514
length xxix+379p., Tables; Figures; References; Index; 22cm.