Indigenous Ethnographies of North East India: A Study from EMIC Perspective
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About the Book :
Northeast India is very rich in its multiethnic and multicultural diversity. Their indigenous culture is nourished in the lap of nature. However, with the changing dimension of time and influence of globalization, a number of social and cultural changes can be noticed among them. On the other hand, as their cultural practices, social norms, values and customs are oral in tradition, these are remaining undocumented.
In this context, to understand about the traditional culture, contemporary period demands an in-depth analytical research from the emic perspective to write the ethnography of indigenous communities. It is an academic effort to build the co-relation between central and marginal traditions to frame the holistic national integrity in multiethnic and multicultural India.
Through this book "Indigenous Ethnographies of North East India: A Study From Emic Perspective”, it has been tried to find out the similarities in between different cultural traditions, as well as to find out the relevance of such traditions in the greater dimension of Indian civilization as a whole.
About Author :
Somenath Bhattacharjee is the M.Sc. Gold Medalist (1st Class, 1st) in Anthropology from the University of North Bengal (2004). His area of specialization is Social-Cultural Anthropology.
At present he is working as an Assistant Professor, in the Department of Anthropology of Assam University, Diphu Campus. His area of research interest is Tribal ethnography, Medical Anthropology, Folk and material culture. A number of his research papers and articles are published in different reputed National, International Journals and Conference proceedings.
Anup Kumar Dey did his post graduation in English and M. Phil. from Assam University, Silchar. He has also done his Ph.D. on the plays of Arthur Miller in the same university. He taught English Literature in two Government Degree Colleges in Tripura for more than 7 years and is currently working as an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, Assam University, Diphu Campus for more than 5 years. His research papers are published in many well reputed international journals. He has completed one Minor Research Project under UGC on the poetry of Margaret Atwood. Currently he is engaged with a National Security Council sponsored research project on the Zeme Naga tribe. His areas of interest include Drama Studies, Postcolonial Literature and Indian English Writings.