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North East India: The Human Landscape

Manis Kumar Raha (Editor)

This compendium of thirty articles seeks to examine the important aspects of the economic and social life of some ethnic groups in North East India. It brings forth the bio-demographic pattern of the ethnic groups and their different ethnicities, identities, genetical make-up and political and religious systems of the region.

It discusses at length the tribal situation, status of education and globalization, societal development, effect of migration on demographic parameters, biological aspects, uneven growth pattern, economic condition and resource utilization, livelihood through forests, and livelihood pattern and health care. It also deals with the agricultural growth, land use system, population and occupational diversification, women tea plantation workers, traditional inequalities, issues and challenges faced by women for eco-management, prevalence of tuberculosis and other diseases and the survival strategy of tribes of North East India. The tribal communities, studied here include Noctes, Nagas, Sema Nagas, Moria Muslims, Rabhas, Lepchas and Riangs.

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About the author

Manis Kumar Raha

Dr. Manis Kumar Raha graduated from the University of Calcutta in 1956 and passed Special Honours in Anthropology in 1958. He obtained his M.Sc. (1960) and Ph.D. Degrees (1971) in Anghropology from this University. He served the Cultural Research Institute, Government of West Bengal 1962-70 before joining Anthropological Survey of India in 1970 as an Anghropologist (Cultural). After serving this pioneering organization of anthropological research in different capacities, he retired as the Joint Director in 1995. Dr. Raha has written / edited sixteen books, over ninety research papers and over forty book reviews. He is attached to different research and other organizations in different capacities. He is the editor of the Journal of Human and Environmental Sciences, Managing Editor of Man and Life. Associate Editor, Journal of Indian Anthropological Society, Member, Editorial Board, Culture and Psychology. Dr. Raha has been elected as the President, Anthrolopogy and Archaeology Section of 83rd Indian Science Congress (1995-96)

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Title North East India: The Human Landscape
Format Softcover
Date published: 19.03.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9351250474
length xxv+530p., Illustrations; maps; 23cm.