Forest in the Life of the Khasis

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  • Author :Rekha M. Shangpliang
  • Year of Publication :2010
  • ISBN: :9788180696671
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 86
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Environmental Science, Forestry, North East Indian Studies

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About the Book :

This book examines the role of the forest in the life of the tribal communities in India, with particular focus on the Khasis. Tracing the origin and history of the Khasis, it describes in detail their land, ecological heritage, economy and parameters of forest usages among them. It further discovers the wholeness of nature and ecology in the socio-religious life of the Khasis. Also, it presents a detailed account of the parameters of forest usages in Khasi society, covering various aspects of their life and culture such as shelter, food, medicinal herbs, musical instruments, weaving and dying, and rituals as well as ceremonies.

About Author :

Rekha M. Shangpliang is Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology, NEHU. Her areas of specialization are Sociology of Environment, Sociology of Family and Kinship and Sociology of Gender. She has to her credit two books — Forest in the Life of the Khasis and Socio-Economic Dimension of Forest among the Khasis as well as a number of articles on Matriliny, Gender and Kinship published in National and International journals.