By K.R. Dikshit

North-East India, comprising the seven contiguous states round Assam, the important country of the area, is a comparatively unknown, but very attention-grabbing sector. The wooded area clad peripheral mountains, domestic to indigenous peoples just like the Nagas, Mizos and the Khasis, the densely populated Brahmaputra valley with its lush eco-friendly tea gardens and the golden rice fields, the reasonably populated hill areas and plateaus, and the in moderation inhabited Himalayas, shape a distinct mosaic of normal and cultural landscapes and human interactions, with unheard of range. The booklet presents a glimpse into the region’s earlier and provides a finished photo of its actual setting, humans, assets and its economic climate. The actual atmosphere takes into consideration not just the structural base of the sector, its actual features and typical crops but in addition bargains an effect of the region’s biodiversity and the measures undertaken to maintain it. the folk of the zone, particularly the indigenous inhabitants, inhabiting contrasting environments and talking a number of local and native dialects, have acquired targeted realization, bringing into concentration the function of migration that has encouraged the conventional societies, for hundreds of years. The publication acquaints the readers with spatial distribution, life-style and tradition of the indigenous humans, outlining the original good points of every tribe. The economic system of the sector, based initially on primitive farming and cottage industries, like silkworm rearing, yet now vastly remodeled with the emergence of contemporary industries, energy assets and increasing alternate, is reviewed in keeping with genuine information and genuine box observations. The epilogue, the final bankruptcy within the e-book, summarizes the authors’ notion of the quarter and its future.

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Different categories of population in Tripura in 1951 and 2001 ....................................................................... Castes and tribes of Tripura 1891 .............................................. Religious distribution of population per 10,000 ........................ The level of immigration as counted at each census ................. Principal tribal groups of Meghalaya – 2001 ............................ Religious composition of Meghalaya’s population (2001) ......................................................................

The part of the book titled ‘The Land’ looks at the structural base of the area, in a geological sense, the physical relief, the climate and the vegetation cover with a short note on the region’s biodiversity. The readers may find in the appendix a list of wildlife sanctuaries and national parks, meant to save the precious natural heritage of the region. Subjected as the region is to frequent floods and seismic tremors, there is a brief analytical account of natural hazards. The indigenous people of the NorthEast region who account for 27 % of its population form the most tangled, yet most interesting, section of the book, and the important among them are discussed in brief showing their distribution on maps.

1 Naga menhirs at Khonoma, an Angami Naga village, 25 km south of Kohima ............................................................... 1 Nishi tribe family living in the Himalayan foothills (Siwaliks), 20 km north of Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) .......... A Monpa Family visiting the monastery at Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh ...................................................................... Ladies belonging to the Apatani tribe in their traditional wear (at Ziro, Lower Subanseri district, Arunachal Pradesh) .....................................................................

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