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North-East India: Land, People and Economy

  • K.R. Dikshit
  • Jutta K Dikshit

Part of the Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research book series (AAHER)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xliii
  2. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
    Pages 1-16
  3. Historical Outline

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 19-58
  4. The Land

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 61-90
    3. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 91-125
    4. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 127-147
    5. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 149-173
    6. Kamal R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 175-191
    7. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 193-211
    8. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 213-255
  5. The People

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 259-283
    3. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 285-420
    4. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 421-456
    5. Kamal R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 503-526
    6. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 527-583
  6. The Economy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 585-585
    2. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 587-637
    3. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 639-687
    4. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 689-722
    5. Kamal R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 723-749
  7. The Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 751-751
    2. K. R. Dikshit, Jutta K. Dikshit
      Pages 753-764
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 765-800

About this book

Introduction

North-East India, comprising the seven contiguous states around Assam, the principal state of the region, is a relatively unknown, yet very fascinating region. The forest clad peripheral mountains, home to indigenous peoples like the Nagas, Mizos and the Khasis, the densely populated Brahmaputra valley with its lush green tea gardens and the golden rice fields, the moderately populated hill regions and plateaus, and the sparsely inhabited Himalayas, form a unique mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes and human interactions, with unparalleled diversity.

The book provides a glimpse into the region’s past and gives a comprehensive picture of its physical environment, people, resources and its economy. The physical environment takes into account not only the structural base of the region, its physical characteristics, and natural vegetation but also offers an impression of the region’s biodiversity and the measures undertaken to preserve it. The people of the region, especially the indigenous population, inhabiting contrasting environments and speaking a variety of regional and local dialects, have received special attention, bringing into focus the role of migration that has influenced the traditional societies, for centuries. The book acquaints the readers with spatial distribution, life style and culture of the indigenous people, outlining the unique features of each tribe. The economy of the region, depending originally on primitive farming and cottage industries, like silkworm rearing, but now greatly transformed with the emergence of modern industries, power resources and expanding trade, is reviewed based on authentic data and actual field observations. The epilogue, the last chapter in the book, summarizes the authors’ perception of the region and its future.

Keywords

Agricultural Management Colonial Intervention Early British Assam Indigenous People of Assam Natural Resources of North-East India

Authors and affiliations

  • K.R. Dikshit
    • 1
  • Jutta K Dikshit
    • 2
  1. 1.University of PunePuneIndia
  2. 2.University of PunePuneIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-007-7055-3
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Earth and Environmental Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7054-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7055-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1879-7180
  • Series Online ISSN 1879-7199
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