• Continuity and Change Among the Ahom

Continuity and Change Among the Ahom

Castes and Tribes of India Series
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  • Author :Nitul Kumar Gogai
  • Year of Publication :2006
  • ISBN: :9788180692819
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 88
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: North East Indian Studies, Sociology

About the Book :

This book tries to critically examine almost all the major aspects of the Ahom culture, on the basis of the empirical data supplemented by secondary sources of information. Providing a historical perspective, it analyses the process of change which the Ahom had to undergo to become what they are today. It also makes an in- depth study of their social organisation, with special emphasis on their commensal relations, beliefs and practices, rites and rituals, kinship and community life. The book will be of great interest to the scholars and students of culture studies.

About Author :

Nitul Kumar Gogoi (b. 1964) received his M. Sc. (1987), M. Phil. (1989) and Ph. D. (1996) degrees from North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He is at present Reader in the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh. Dr. Gogoi is an experienced field worker and has worked among the Purum/Chothe of Manipur for his M. Phil dissertation, entitled "Issues in the Purum Debate". He has also worked among the Assamese Tai-Ahom group in Upper Assam and the present book is the outcome of that Study. Dr. Gogoi has published a number of research paper in various journals of repute and edited books. He has also presented papers in many national and international seminars. His thrust areas of research are mainly ethnicity, cultural ecology, medical anthropology, indigenous knowledge systems, folk-narratives, social reality etc.