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Textile Traditions of Northeast India: A Catalogue of M.C. Goswami Museum Callection, Gauhati

Sankar K. Roy (Author) Intangible Cultural Heritage of India
Synopsis The Collection of Textiles in the Madhab Chandra Goswami Museum, Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University is important for the reasons that these are collected from among most of the ethno-cultural groups of Northeast India. These reflect the cultural identities of the ethno-cultural groups of the seven sister's states in a variable proportions. Textiles from each area have distinctiveness of their own.

In this book the textiles of Northeast India are examined on comparative basis. In fact this book has given visual identity for each ethnocultural group inhabiting in this part of India. In fact vibrations of cultures of Northeast India.

The Museum preserves such priceless cultural heritages of Northeast India. The book is a catalogue of the textile materials collected from the seven sisters' states of Northeast India comprising Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura.
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About the author

Sankar K. Roy

Sankar K. Roy obtained his Post Graduate Degree in Science in Anthropology from Gauhati University in 1968. Since then he has been taking part in a number of ethographicsurveys and Archaeological expirations and excavations different parts of North-east India conducted by the Department of Anthropology, Gauhati University. Ethno archaeological problems and material cultures studies of this area constitute the main arena of his research. A number of research papers on afore said theme were published in the journals of both national and international reputes. He was awarded Ph.D. Degree in Anthropology from Gauhati University in the year 1978. He has already published a book on "Ceramics of Northeast India: Ethno-archaeological Perspectives". Two students obtained Ph.D. Degree under his supervision. Presently he is curator of Madhab Chandra Goswami Museum, Dept. of Anthropology, Gauhati University.

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Bibliographic information

Title Textile Traditions of Northeast India: A Catalogue of M.C. Goswami Museum Callection, Gauhati
Author Sankar K. Roy
Format Hardcover
Date published: 24.12.2008
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher Pratibha Prakashan
Language: English
isbn 8177022008, 9788177022001
length 240p., Figures; Coloured Plates; 26cm.