Life and Culture in Northeast India
The eight states of India’s Northeast make up only 8 per cent of the country’s land mass, but they are home to over one hundred tribes, each with its own unique culture. 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Bhalla and Verma conduct us from the towering Kanchenjunga massif in Sikkim to the tea plantations of Assam, to the astonishing biodiversity of Arunachal Pradesh, to the martial tribes and Baptist churches of Nagaland, to the birthplace of polo in Manipur, to the living root bridges of Meghalaya, to the farms nestled among the hills of Tripura and Mizoram. The authors take us into the lives of the many peoples of Northeast India, who maintain their traditional customs and beliefs even in the face of growing ecological threats. They trace the history of the major population groups from the earliest records to the present, and illustrate their characteristic art forms, from dance to architecture. Special sections are devoted to Manas Wildlife Sanctuary, Khangchendzonga National Park and Kaziranga National Park, all three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Featuring more than three hundred colour photographs and twelve detailed maps, Life and Culture in Northeast India will be an essential volume for anyone interested in the peoples and places of Planet Earth.
• Sikkim: Khangchendzonga National Park
• Assam: Manas Wildlife Sanctuary
• Assam: Kaziranga National Park
• West: Arunachal Pradesh
• Central: Arunachal Pradesh
• East: Arunachal Pradesh
|Number of photographs
|318 colour photographs
|9 x 11” (228.6 x 280 mm), hardcover
|Date of Publishing