Asia Europe Journal

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 557–571 | Cite as

The Youth Panorama of Northeast India

  • Shukhdeba Sharma Hanjabam
Original Paper


The article focuses on youth in Northeast India, particularly its youth panorama by tracing its history as well as the present. Northeast India was one of the last areas to be taken over by the British on the subcontinent. Most of its states share an international border. With 213 tribal communities, 175 languages and many non-tribal communities, the region presents a unique cultural, ethnic, linguistic and religious profile not to be found in any other region in India.


Human Trafficking Northeastern State Cultural Function Village Council Cultural Definition 
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A very special thanks to Dr J.J Roy Burman for encouraging me in my academic activities. I thank to my friends from Assam, Manipur and Nagaland who shared valuable information related to the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Research MethodologyTata Institute of Social StudiesMumbaiIndia

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