Road Communication in North East India and Beyond: Bridging Culture and People

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  • Author :Tarun Dutta
  • Year of Publication :2018
  • ISBN: :9789386682376
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVI, 260
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: Geography, History, North East Indian Studies

About the Book :

The North-eastern region of India is important for its strategic, socio-economic and cartographic position where “South East Asia begins or ends, and it constitutes a transition zone where the Indo-Caucasian and Mongoloid racial stocks intermingle”. Though the region situated in an important position the notion of connectivity is far from development which hampered the peoples’ relationship. From hills to plains, in different period, roads were developed for different aims and objectives. The development was very less during early period, when the colonial ruler used roads as an instrument of controlling people. Political and economic importance was the basis of making road in this region until WW II, when its importance shifted to military purpose, known as War Road. The book “Road Communication in North East India and Beyond: Bridging People and Culture” is addressing all these issues along with community importance of road and trying to find out a policy which shall be pertinent in the region concerned.

About Author :

Tarun Dutta, Assistant Professor in History (Assam University Diphu Campus) has completed his Post-Graduation in History from Dibrugarh University and Awarded Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) by Assam University, Silchar, Assam. He has been awarded numerous fellowships including the Indian Council of Historical Research-Junior Research Fellowship. He has authored and edited many books and publications.