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The Majuli Island: Society, Economy and Culture

D. Nath (Author)
Synopsis The book is a critical historical and sociological account of the famous river-island Majuli created centuries ago by the river Brahmaputra. Separated  from the mainland society of Assam being encompassed all around by a large water body of that great river, the island nurtures a typical traditional social and culture systems that crystallized since the middle age when the rulers of Assam made it a land of the Vaishnava preachers and founded there, on their behalf, grand religious institutions called Satra. In the 20th century, especially in the post colonial period, geography and society of the islands, its institutional structure and social stratification have been significantly impacted upon by the forces of change created mainly by modernization, demographic change and globalization. The work looks at the evolution of the society in the island and its value systems during the last few centuries, and its response to the forces of changes in the modern times.
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About the author

D. Nath

Dr. D. Nath (b.1954)had brilliant academic career. He stood first class first in M.A. (History) from Dibrugarh University in 1976 and obtained the University Gold Medal. He taught for some time as Lecturer in J.D..S.G. College, okakhat and Darrang College, Bokakhat and Darrang College, Tezpur till 1979. Currently he is Lecturer in the Department of History, Dibrugarh University. He was awarded Ph.D. in 1983. Dr. Nath is a member of the All India History Congress, the North-East India Association and the North East India Council for Social Science Research. Besides a number of research papers published in different journals, he has to his credit a large number of research and popular articles in Assamese. A book Assam Buranji (History of Assam) is one of his latest literary achievements.

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Bibliographic information

Title The Majuli Island: Society, Economy and Culture
Author D. Nath
Format Hardcover
Date published: 16.07.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788183640565
length xvi+383p., tables; Figures; B/w Plates; Bibliography; Glossary; Index; 22cm.