Society Politics and Development in North East India (Essays in Memory of Dr. Basudeb Datta Ray)
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About the Book :
This collection of twenty-nine essays, in honour of Prof. Basudeb Datta Ray, Secretary, North East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, touches upon the multiple contours of society, culture and development in the North-east region of India. It deals with the different social institutions like family, kinship and marriage; youth dormitory in the tribal society; religious rites and rituals; cultural interaction and exchanges; folklore; value systems; caste and tribal identities; trends of social and political development; youth and women movements; and gender dimension in social development. It also addresses a wide range of issues conceiving development at micro as well as macro levels, the Look East Policy, economic and institutional returns, and the implications of border, citizenship and migration problems.
About Author :
Asok Kumar Ray (b.1951) obtained his M.A. and Ph.D. Degrees in Political Science from Burdwan University, West Bengal and taught Political Science at degree level in Manipur. He has extensively worked on the political systems of the highlander tribes of the north east. He has authored three books. Also, he has co-edited seven books. Besides, he conducted a FAO-Forestry Study on Marketing of NTFP in Bihar and M.P. He has to his credit about one hundred research papers presented in different national and international seminars. Many of his research papers have been published in different academic journals and books.
Satyabrata Chakraborty (b.1943) obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Anthropology from Calcutta University. He retired from Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India, as the Deputy Director in January 2003. He studied the problems of some marginal tribes as well as some peasant and urban communities in West Bengal, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, some parts of North-East India and Andaman. He also served as the Visiting Faculty in Arunachal University, Vidyasagar University, West Bengal and Lal Bahadur Sastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. Dr. Chakraborti has authored, edited, co-edited eleven books and published more than fifty research papers.