Rivers and Riverine Landscape in North East India
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About the Book :
This compendium of twelve papers, presented at a national seminar on River Systems in the North Eastern India and their impact upon the Region Environmental Development, held at St. Mary College, Shillong, attempts to study the river systems in the North-East India as a whole and the cases of particular rivers along with their overall impact on the natural landscape, rural and urban morphology and regional development. The contributors deal with the various problems and prospects of the north-eastern rivers as well as progress made by them in the physical, social and cultural aspects of the region. They also make in-depth study of some individual rivers and their tributaries, highlighting their historical, physical, cultural and economic significance.
About Author :
S. Sengupta is a senior faculty in Geography in St. Mary College, Shillong. She has edited a book entitled Shillong-A Tribal City in Transition published in 2004. Also, she has to her credit several research articles published in different volumes. She has presented papers on population studies, economic and regional studies in many national and international seminars, workshops and conferences.
K.R. Sinha is a senior lecturer in the Department of Geography, St. Marys College, Shillong. Her field of specialization is agricultural geography and agricultural policies. Currently, she is working as the Director in a UGC sponsored project on Geo-Environment Appraisal of Shillong Urban Agglomeration with Special Reference to Solid Waste Management.
S. Das, Lecturer in Geography, St. Mary College, Shillong, has to her credit a good number of research articles published in books and periodicals. She has presented papers in many regional, national and international seminars, workshops and conferences. She takes particular interest in urban social studies.
W.B. Rani, Lecturer in Geography, St. Mary College, Shillong, is also a joint coordinator of the UGC sponsored Project on Geo-Environment Appraisal of Shillong Urban Agglomeration with Special Reference to Solid Waste Management.