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- Barkataki, S.N, 1970: Tribal folktales of Assam (Hills)
Publication Board, Assam: Guwahati Summary: This volume contains 129 folktales belonging to different tribes living in the hilly areas. These tales reveal the astonishing old cultural patterns of the hill tribes, their religious beliefs, their behaviour, habits and customs. They include 24 tales of the Lushai, 27 tales of the Lakher, 18 tales of the Pawi, 10 tales of the Mikir, 20 tales of the Khasis and Jayantias, 12 Of the Dimasa-Kacharis, 4 tales of the Thado - Kuki, 3 tales of the Zemi Nagas and 10 tales of the Garos.
- Barpujari.H.K, 1970: Problems of the Hills tribes North-East India (1822-42) Guwahati: Lawyers Book Stall
Source: Tribal Research institute library, Guwahati, Assam Summary: The tribal people living in the hilly areas of Assam faced lot of problems during the British rule in India. This book analyses and examines the factors and forces which the British had practiced towards the border tribes. It throws light on the attitude and activities of the neighbouring powers, particularly the court of Ava, which was dominant in the mutual relation of the tribes and with the British Government. In addition, the book deals with the genesis and development of local corps in which some of these tribes were enrolled.
- Barpujari, H. K, 1976: Problem of the Hill tribes: North-East Frontier (1843-72) United Publication: Guwahati
Summary: This book consists of nine chapters. Chapter I : South-East Frontier (1843-4),Chapter II : Peace mission and Punitive(1844-50), Chapter III : Non-intervention(1850 - 9)Chapter IV : Indecision (1860-63),Chapter V : Jayantia Rebellion(1860 - 4), Chapter VI : Forward policy (1862-66),Chapter VII : Towards Consolidation, Chapter VIII: Frontier Policy, Chapter IX : Back to non-intervention. This book traces the development of British policy towards the north-east frontier tribes during the period 1842-1872. Non-intervention which had been the watchword in the earlier period gradually gave way to intervention and finally leading to annexation. The force and factors that led to the changes in policy are analyzed and examined in their proper perspective. The problem of the frontier defense and the evolution of the administrative structure of the tribal areas according to the needs and circumstances are also discussed in this volume. Based mainly on unpublished documents, this objective and impartial study will be considerable interest to scholars, administrators and the general public alike.
- Bareh Hamlet, 1967: The history and culture of the Khasi People. Naba Mudran Pvt. Ltd: Calcutta
Summary: This is a PhD thesis published in the form of a book. Chapter I: Source of informal, Chapter II: The land and the people, Chapter III: Pre-history and early period, Chapter IV: Medieval and pre British period, Chapter V: Administration, Chapter VI: Cultural history: Includes social life, religion, monuments, literature and education, economic condition etc. This work has been prepared with the object of presenting the history of the Khasi people from its earliest beginning to the present day. The author had tried to deal with the history and culture of the Khasi people on systematic and scientific lines.
- Baruah, Anil Kr, 1989: The Lalungs (Tiwas). Directorate of Tribal Research Institute : Guwahati.
- Bhattacharjee, Tanmay, 1986: Sociology of the Karbis. B.R Publishing Corporation : New Delhi
Summary: This book with an in depth study of the Karbis right from the sociological perspective takes into its purview their origin and growth, social and political system, economic and education, customs and traditions, beliefs and superstitions, legends and languages. All put together, the enormous range of aspects makes this study an overview of the Karbi hilly people.
- Bhattacharjee, Tarun Kumar, 1975: The Tangams. Research Department, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh : Shillong
Summary : This monograph consists of five chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The people in their history, Chapter III : Occupation, Chapter IV : Social life and Chapter V : The world of unknown. Besides, in the conclusion, the author includes the indigenous food items and some kinship terms. Tangam is a small group of Arunachal Pradesh who belong to the greater Adi tribe.
- Bordoloi, B.N, 1972: District handbook united Mikir and North Cachar Hills. Tribal Research Institute : Shillong
Summary : This book consists of following chapters and contents. Chapter I : General introduction to the district, Chapter II : Population and short notes o different tribal groups, Chapter III : District administration : it includes agriculture and irrigation, public health, education, Co-operative, forests, soil conservation, veterinary and animal husbandry, industries, fishery, economic conditions and social welfare, Chapter IV : Post independence change : it includes three aspects, (1) Development block, (2) Socio-economic changes brought about by the development block and (3) Electricity, and Chapter V : Other information relating to the district: (1) Civil defiance and (2) Gazetteer
- Bordoloi, B.N, 1982: Chomangkan (The death ceremony performed by the Krbis), Guwahati: Tribal Research Institute, Assam
Summary : This book elaborately discusses the death ceremony of the Karbis. The author includes the songs and dances and other aspects that are associated with the ceremony.
- Bordoloi, B.N, 1984:The Dimasa Kacharis of Assam,Guwahati: Tribal Research Institute, Assam
Source: Tribal Research institute library, Guwahati, Assam Summary: The Dimasa Kacharis are one of major tribal people in Assam. The Dimasa Kacharis and the Bodo Kacharis of Assam, otherwise Known as Hill Kacharis and the plain Kacharis respectively belong to the same stock of people. The present abode of the Kacharis is confined into the North-Cachar hills district. They are also found in small-scattered groups in the Karbi Anglong and Cachar district. In this book, the author tried to focus the various aspects of life and culture of the hitherto unknown Dimasa Kacharis of the North-Cachar hills district where the traditional manners, customs and pattern of culture are almost intact This monograph shows the inter-tribal relationship with the greater Bodo group.
- Boro, Anil, 2001: Folk literature of the Bodos : An Introduction. Adhunik Prakashan : Guwahati
Summary : This thesis consists of nine chapters. Chapter I: The Boro Kacharis of Assam. Chapter II: Folklore and Folk literature Chapter III: Songs associated with religious context. Chapter IV: Songs associated with seasonal festivals and public celebrations. Chapter V: Folksongs associated with Rites de passage. Chapter VI: Love songs and ballads. Chapter VII: Prose narratives of the Boros. Chapter VIII: Proverbs and Riddles. Chapter IX: Social functions and Aesthetic aspects of Folk literature of the Boros. Originally it was a Ph.D thesis. The attempt of the book is to explore the domain of Folklore and Folk literature of the Boros, this book deals oral narratives like folktales, legends, myths, songs, proverbs and riddles of the Boro people.
- Brahm, K, 1989: Aspects of Social customs of the Bodos. Saraighat printers : Guwahati
Summary : This book attempt to dive deeply into the social customs and tradition of the Bodo people of Northeastern region, especially of Assam. It was the Ph.D work of the author.
- Brahm Choudhury, 1993: Bodos( Kacharis) at a glance - Bijaya Laxmi Bongaigaon : Modern offset printers
Source: Tribal Research institute library, Guwahati, Assam Summary : This book traces some aspects of the Bodo kacharis who are known to be earliest settlers of the North-eastern region of lndia. lt includes social life, religious life and cultural life of the Bodos. It also deals with some political issues like All Boro Student Union and the Bodoland Movement, Bodo Accord and Memorandum of the settlement ( Bodo Accord), the Bodoland Autonomous Act, 1993 etc.
- Brahma, Muhini Mohan, 1960: Folksongs of the Bodos. Publication Department, Gauhati University : Guwahati
Summary : This is a collection of Bodo folksongs. The author wrote the folksongs in the original Bodo language with their English and Assamese translations. The folksongs themselves display many-sided picture of the Bodos, their social, religious and ritual structure.
- Danda, Dipali G, 1978: Among the Dimasas of Assam : An Ethnographic study. Sterling Publisher Pvt Ltd : New Delhi Summary : This book consists of seven chapters. Chapter I : Phases of life, Chapter II : Structure of the society, Chapter III: The Dimasas economy, Chapter IV : On polity, Chapter V : Lighter aspects of life, Chapter VI : The other world and Chapter VII : Changing Dimasas life. This ethnographic study makes a comprehensive survey of their way of life - their economic commitments, centering on jhum cultivation with the family as principal production unit, their social structure and the unique "parallel" descent system, the unpretentious yet domestic village organization, the nodrang and its role in cultural activities, their religion and supernaturalism.
- Chowdhery, J.N, 1978: The Khasis Canvas. Navana Printing Works Private Ltd : Calcutta.
- Datta, Birendranath (ed), 1992: Folksongs of the Misings. Folklore Research department, Gauhati University : Guwahati
Summary : This book consists of two sections. Section I : The Mising and their Folklore, it is an introductory note. Section II : A brief note on the Mising Language. It consists of four sub sections. (1) Songs and chants associated with Rituals, (2) Songs associated with ceremonial and marry-making dances, (3) Lullabies and nursery rhymes and (4) Songs of love and yearning. This book consists of the Mising folksongs in their own language, English transcription and equivalent meaning.
- Dawar, Jagadish Lal, 2003: Cultural Identity of Tribes of North East India. Commonwealth Publishers: New Delhi
Summary: This book deals with the official nationalist discourse of integration and its dialogue with newly emerging intellectuals among the Adi tribes of Arunachal Pradesh since 1950s. In the process of this dialogue emerged on agenda of resistance against the officially sponsored cultural hegemony and a process of identity formation. However the book argues that the identity formation is a process and therefore critiques the essentialist concept of identity.
- Deuri, R.K, 1982: The Sulung. Research Department,Govt of Arunachal Pradesh : Shillong
Summary : There are five chapters in this monograph. Chapter I : The land and the people, Chapter II : Domestic life, Chapter III : Structure of society, Chapter IV : Political life and Chapter V : Religion and ceremonies. This book gives an introductory idea of the Sulung, their country, material culture, social and economic organizations, rituals, beliefs and a few more aspects of their life.
- Deuri, Saranan, 2002: Religious Practices of the Deuris. Bina Library: Guwahati
Summary : This book consists of eleven chapters. Chapter I : Introduction. Chapter II : Historical background of the Deuris. Chapter III : Division of the Deuris. Chapter IV : Religious beliefs and chief Deities. Chapter V : Bihu as observed by the Deuris. Chapter VI : Priestly council and its officials. Chapter VII : Birth and Death rites. Chapter VIII : Marriage and its rituals. Chapter IX : the shrine and its rituals. Chapter X : Forms of puja and propitiation system. Chapter XI : Summary and conclusion. There are two appendixes, which consist of the ethnic term of the Deuris with equivalent English meaning.
- Devi, Lakshmi, 1968: Ahom-Tribal relations( A political study) Guwahati: Lawyers book Stall
Source: Tribal Research institute library, Guwahati, Assam Summary : This book describes the relations of the Ahom kings with the tribal people of Assam both plains and hills in the light of indigenous Buranjis. This book includes the relationships between Nagas and Ahoms, Ahoms and Mrans and Borahis, Ahoms and Chutias, Ahoms and Jayantiyas, Ahoms and Kacharis, Ahoms and Mikirs, Ahoms and Miris and Abors, Ahoms and Khamtis, Ahoms and Singphos etc.
- Devi, Premlata, 1998: Socio and Religious Institution of the Bodos. Geophil publishing House: Guwahati
Summary: Beginning with geographical location of the study area, the book provides a brief account of the entire Bodo speakers in Brahmaputra valley. The book explains the traditional socio-religious institutions of the Bodos from philosophical point of view. Man, society, ethics and gods as believed by the Bodos have been discussed in detail.
- Downs, Frederick S, 1983: Christianity in Northeast India. ISPCK: New Delhi
Summary : This book is an outcome of the Christian movement in Northeast India( Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh ) from its beginnings in the mid-nineteenth century until the present time. Though ecclesiastical developments are surveyed, the main concern of the book is to understand the Christian movement within its total political, social and cultural context. The author develops the hypothesis that the impact of Christianity, particularly in the hill areas can be best understood as part of a previously isolated people's response to the traumatic changes brought about as result of the British annexation of the northeastern territories.
- Duarah, Dr. D.K, 1992: The Monpas of Arunachal Pradesh,
Directorate of Research, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar
Summary : This book consists of six chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : Material and method, Chapter III : Physical characteristics of the Monpas, Chapter IV : Growth of the Monpa boys, Chapter V : Discussion and Chapter VI: summary and conclusion. This book deals with the physical anthropology of the Monpas with special reference to the growth of the Monpa boys. The study is based on intensive field survey and in-depth research among three groups of the Monpas. The physical anthropology variables like Morphological, Genetical, Behavioural and Dermatoglyphics are studied along with variation, if any among them. Similarly growth pattern of the boys between the age group 8-17 years belonging to the said groups are elaborately described with the help of table and graphs. In addition, a comprehensive write up on the land and people, their culture and customs, religious beliefs and practices are incorporated.
- Dutta, Paul, 1990: The Wanchos. Directorate of research, Govt of Arunachal Pradesh : Itanagar
Summary : The Wanchos are one of the major tribes of the Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh. This monograph is prepared after intensive field and in-depth field work and gives a detailed account of their life and culture. The wood carving, tattooing, bead work are also included in this monograph.
- Dutta, P. N, 1982:Impact of the west on Khasis and Jaintias (A survey of political, economic and social change), Cosmo Publication : New Delhi
Summary: This work is the result of the author's research into the history of the changes that had transformed a primitive tribe into modem people in the wake of British contact. The history of Khasi Jaintia hills especially during the early years of the British rule has some unique features. This work deals with the formative period of the tribe's modem culture, and also odd years(1765-1874) which being a crucial period of development after slowly emerging from the welter of its primitive culture under the tutelage of a western nation. The violence between the khasi and Jaintias are also discussed in the book.
- Elwin Varier, 1958: Myths of the Northeast Frontier of India Itanagar.Directorate of Research, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh
Source: Directorate of Research, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
Summary: This book contains some three hundred and eighty stories collected from the remote villages, largely untouched by eternal influence of the hitherto little known North East Frontier Agency of India. These people who have preserved their social organization and cultural institutions are almost intact throughout the centuries and inhabit this great tract of mountain and forest. This book covered a good number of myths of the various communities of NEFA.
- Elwin Varier,1964 : The world of Varrier Elwin, An Autobiography. Oxford University Press, New York
Summary: This book consists of the following chapters. Chapter I : Angel Infancy, Chapter II : Youth of delight, Chapter III : Saints and Satyagrahis, Chapter IV : Bishops and Bayonets, Chapter V : Dear as the Moon, Chapter VI: Philanthropology, Chapter VII : The Earth is round, Chapter VIII : Passage of NEFA, Chapter IX : Travel to NEFA highlands, Chapter X : Growth of the philosophy, Chapter XI : Ultimate ambition and Chapter XII : The elusive treasure. This book deals with different tribal groups of NEFA especially their philosophy regarding the above-mentioned aspects. Their relationships and the conflict are also discussed.
- Endle,S, 1911: The Kacharis,New Delhi:Cosmo Publications
Source: Tribal Research institute library, Guwahati, Assam
Summary : It is a kind of monograph of the Kachari race which lives in the scattered hamlets along the foot hills of the Himalayas in North Bengal and Assam where they are also known as Meches. In this book the author has given a very interesting account of the tribes tracing from their origin and making a detail study of the social and domestic life which has been a riddle for the social anthropology and ethnologist. Their customs, local laws and religious traditions and superstition are dealt in detail. This book also has specimens of the Bodo language and an appendix detailing tribes closely allied to the Kacharis. Intra tribal relationships among the other Bodo groups are mentioned.
- Gassah, L. S, 1984: Garo Hills Land and The People. New Delhi: Omsons Publication.
Source: Folklore Research Department Library, Gauhati University
Summary : This book on Garo Hills Land and the people contains a collection of research papers contributed by various scholars drawn from different disciples of Humanities and Social science. This book offers detail information and in understanding about the History and Culture of Garo people, the land and physical setting. Besides the main important features about the land and its people, this book also gives us an interesting insight into the other communities found in Garo Hills like the Koches, Hajongs and Rabha. It shows inter-tribal relation among the communities.
- Gopalakrishna, R, 1995:Insurgent North Eastern Region of India. Vikas Publishing House Pvt Ltd:New Delhi
Summary: This book contains the following aspects. (1) The Northeastern landscape and survival of the distinctive. (2) Naga Insurgency—Initial successes and its Aftermath, (3) Insurgency and the stability of Manipur, (4) Development in Mizoram, (5) From language problem and anti foreigner's movement to insurgency in Assam, (6) An overview of Politico-geographical instability in the north east.
- Goswami, Tarun, 1985: Kuki Life and Lore. North-Cachar Hills District Council; Haflong, Assam
Summary: The author was the Director of Cultural Affairs, North-Cachar Hills District of Assam. This book is an outcome of the extensive field work done in the Kuki hamlets in interior hill areas for years together. It is a unique volume in which the author was virtually discovered for all lovers and students of traditional culture, a rich treasure house of tribal folklore, music and poetry in the backdrop of entire life cycle of a member of the Kuki tribal society. This volume presents all the riches of Kuki folksongs in full texts and notations.
- Pegu, Nomal, 1981: The Mishings of the Brahmaputra valley, Print craft Pvt Ltd : Digboi
Summary: There are five chapters in this book. Chapter I : Origin of the name and the land and the people, Chapter II : Origin, migration and relation with Chutia and Ahom, Chapter III : Culture, dwelling, food, social structure, festival, character, marriage, Kinship etc., Chapter IV : Language, folksongs, folk dance and dress, Chapter V : Myth and religion, disposal of dead, influence of satras and conclusion.
- Phukan, Girin (ed), 2005: Inter-ethnic conflict in North East India. South Asian Publishers Pvt Ltd : Delhi
Summary: This volume is a compilation of a set of papers presented at a national seminar organized by the Department Political Science, Dibrugarh University. This book consists of tribal loyalties, religion, language, social discrimination on the basis of caste, sharing of political power and economic opportunities been utilized for ethnic mobilization. This volume also deals with different issues of ethnic conflict and their impact on the polity of Northeastern states. Main issues covers in this volume are
1.What are the root causes of inter – ethnic conflict?
2.Who is benefited from such conflict?
3.To what extent Indian state has been playing role to resolve the conflict and other ethnic issues?
4.How to promote mutual understanding among the ethnic groups to live with basic human right?
5.What are the best possible ways torn avoid such conflict?
6.How to resolve the inter-ethnic conflict?
7.What is the bearing of inter-ethnic on human right?
- Gohain Birendra Kumar, 1993: The Hill Lalungs. ABILAC : Guwahati
Summary: This is a monograph on Hilly Lalung Community of Karbi-Along district. The author was an officer of Indian Administrative Service. This work has group out of his doctoral thesis on the theme of continuity and change amongst the hill Lalungs, a section of the Lalung (Tiwa) and in Karbi, a lone district of Assam. This book consists of the following chapters. Chapter I: Origin and History, Chapter II : Domestic and economic life, Chapter III : Social life, Chapter IV : Religious life, Chapter V : Language, literature and folklore, Chapter VI : Political life, Chapter VII : A note of the Lalungs ( Tiwas ) of the plains and Chapter VIII : Conclusion. Inter-tribal relationship is prominent with the Karbis of those areas.
- Gurdon, P.R, 1990( reprint): The Khasis, New Delhi: Low price Publication.
Summary: This book consists of seven sections. Section I : General, Section II: Domestic life, Section III : Laws and customs, Section IV : Religion, Section V : Folklore, Section VI: Miscellaneous and Section VII: Language. This book gives an account of the Khasi people, their manner and customs, their ethnological affinities, their laws and institutions, their religious beliefs, their folklore, their theories as to their origin etc.
- Haimendorf, Christoph, 1962: The Apatanins and their neighbours, Von Furer Routledge and Kegan Paul: New Delhi
Summary : This book consists of eight chapters and one introduction. Chapter I: The utilization of Natural Resources, Chapter II : Trade and Barter, Chapter III : Social structure, Chapter IV : The position of slaves, Chapter V : Family life, Chapter VI : The Maintenance of Law and Order, Chapter VII : Relation with the neighbours in peace and war and Chapter VIII : Religion and the Moral order. This book confines only among the Apatani people of Arunachal Pradesh. The author has also traced the economic and political relationship existing with other tribes like Nishis, Daflas and Miris of Arunachal Pradesh.
- Haimendorf, Christoph, 1980(reprint): A Himalayan tribe from Cattle to Cash,Von Furer,Vikash Publishing House Pvt. Ltd: U.P.
Summary : This book consists of one introduction note and eleven chapters. Chapter I : Environment and settlement, Chapter II : Farming and Land Tenure, Chapter III : The Development of Commerce, Chapter IV : Element of social structure, Chapter V : The Pattern of Family Life, Chapter VI : Traditional Social Control and Values, Chapter VII : Rituals and Ceremonies, Chapter VIII : The World of Gods and Spirits, Chapter IX : Interaction with Neighbours - Past and Present, Chapter X : Recent Social and Political Development and Chapter XI : Prospect for the Future. This book concentrates on the above mentioned aspects of the Apatanis of Arunachal Pradesh. Besides small discussion of other tribes of the state is also included.
- Hamilton, A, 1983 (reprint): In Abor Jungles of North East India, Mittal Publication : New Delhi
Summary : This book consists of detailed descriptions of the various phases of Abor expedition resulting in a crushing defeat of abor tribes which comprise a number of clans including Minyongs, Padams, Komkars, Kakos, Pnggis, Pasis, Dobas or galongs, Simongs and Aiengs. The conclusion deals with the geographical survey of the hitherto unexplored river system of Abor land which had an God send opportunity All the aspects relating to the area were thoroughly investigated.
- Joseph, U.V. 2007:Rabha Interactional Institute for Asian Studies(IIAS) Leiden:Netherlands
Summary: The Rabha's inhabit the plains on both sides of the Brahmaputra river of Assam in North East India. Their language is Rabha, a member of the Tibeto-Burman language family. This is the first ever comprehensive grammar book of the Rongdani dialect of Rabha, as spoken in a.o, the Rabha heartlands. This work is based on extensive field work by the author and a significant step of piecing together the jigsaw of Himalayan languages.
- Kar, P.C 1982: The Garos in Transition. Cosmo Publication : New Delhi
Summary : This book consists of eight chapters. Chapter I : Economic Anthropology in the study of the primitive people in transition, Chapter II : Traditional society and the economy of the Garos, Chapter III : A few exogenous forces and their impact on the socio-economic life of the Garos, Chapter IV ; Darengri : History and human ecology, Chapter V : In search of livelihood, Chapter VI : Exchanging panorama( Barter- Trade-Money-Market-credit), Chapter VII : Changing rights and value and Chapter VIII : Traditional landscape. This book analyses the socio-economic changes in the life of the Garos.
- Karotemprel, sabastian 1998: The Tribes of North East India. Centre(ed)for Indigenous Culture : Shillong
Summary : The Tribes of North East India is a collection of papers presented at a seminar. This is compiled by Sacred Heart Theological College, Shillong, in collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research. It deals with the ethnological origins and history of the migration of tribal people of North Eastern India, their religion and culture. It is perhaps the most comprehensive book dealing with the tribals of North East India.
- Karotemprel, sabastian & Roy B. Roy (ed) 1990: Tea Garden Labourers of North East India,Vendrane Institute : Shillong
Summary : Tea Garden Labourers of North East India belong mostly to the Munda, The Oraon, the Kharia, the Ho and the Santal. Several tribes of Bihar, Bengal, Orissa and other Indian states where they are commonly called the Adivasis form a considerable part of the population of North East India, especially of Assam and play a very important role in its economic life. There is the first major study on the history of the migration of the adivasis into North east India and their settlement here. The study also exhaustively covers the social, economic and political situation of this tribal population.
- Kuli, Jawahar jyoti(ed) 1998: The Mishings, Their History and culture Ayir Publication : Guwahati
Summary: This collection of critical essays attempt to throw light on different aspects of their life. The writings cover their history of origin, migration, socio - cultural life including language and literature. The articles also deal with historical and other socio -cultural relations of these tribes with other tribes of the greater Mongoloid stock of northeast India.
- Kumar, K 1979: The Pailibos. Research Department,Govt of Arunachal Pradesh : Shillong
Summary : This is a monograph on the Pailibos of Arunachal Pradesh. In this monograph, there are five chapters. Chapter I : The land and the people, Chapter II : Village household system and different crafts items, Chapter III : Economic life, Trade, Rites and Rituals etc., Chapter IV : Political life and customary laws and Chapter V : Religious life, disposal of the dead and the associated customs and ceremonies.
- Lyall, Sir Charles 1882: The Mikirs, East India press : Calcutta,(unpublished)
Summary : This is a monograph of the Mikirs. The Mikirs are a tribe of the Mikir Hills of ancient Assam. This book consists of Mikir life, origin, dress, weapons, law and customs and religion. An interesting feature of the book lies in the description of three Mikir folktales in the original language with the English transcription.
- Lyall, Sir Charles, 1997 (reprint): The Karbis. Spectrum Publication: Guwahati.
Summary : This book was originally published in United Kingdom titled ‘The Mikirs’. This was one of the monographs research under the directive of the Lt Governor of Eastern Bengal and Assam, Sir Bampfylde Fuller during his tenure (1902-6). To this, Mr. Tanmay Bhattacharjee of Assam University included an introductory note. This book covers all the aspects of the Karbi life, origin, dress, weapons, laws, customs, and religion.
- Marak, Julius L. R 2000 (reprint). Garo Customary Laws and practices. Akansha Publishing House : New Delhi
Summary : This book is the comprehensive study made by a Garo scholar who could understand and discuss better the intricacies and complexities of customary laws. He has also cited all the important case laws on the point not only of the districts and village courts but also of the state High Courts. The tribal customary laws especially of the Garos are also included.
- Mawrie, Dr. Barnes L 2005: Introduction to Khasi Ethics, DBCIC Publication: Shillong(Meghalaya)
Summary : This book consists of Eight chapters. Chapter I : What is ethics ?, Chapter II : Ethics and religion, Chapter III : Personal ethics among the Khasi, Chapter IV : Social ethics : Political and Judicial system, Chapter V : Narrative in Khasi ethics, Chapter VI : Ethical dimension of the Khasi idioms, Chapter VII : The role of nature in Khasi ethical life and Chapter VIII: Evaluation of mortality in Khasi society. Besides, a sound summary and conclusion is added. The book is description of the moral life of the people, their ethical code of conduction and the fundamental norms that regulate their day-to-day existence. This book also speaks of the evolving aspects of Khasi ethical life.
- Mibang, Tamo ,2002:Indian folktales of North-East. Far sight Publishers and Distributors : Delhi
Summary: This book is collection of narratives prevalent among the Adis of Arunachal Pradesh. Different aspects of Adi culture like creation, sibling, rivalry, romance, wedding, animal’s stories etc. are included in this collection. The collection provides an entry to imaginative world and world-view of the Adis.
- Mills, A.J.M, 1853 : Report on the Khasis and Jayantias Published by the author (reprint in 1901 by Assam secretariat)
Summary : This report consists of five appendixes from A to Z. Appendix A : Letter dated 24th August 1853 from assistant surgeon in medical charge of the jail and station of Cherra Poonjee regarding the sanitary condition of the Cherra station and jail. Appendix B : Letter no 52 dated the 1st July 1853 from the political agent of the Khasi Hills regarding the history of the political agency and its sources. Appendix C : Rev. W Lewis account of the Khasi courts of judicature. Appendix D : Letter from Mr. Sweetland in charge of coal mines belonging to the Sylhet coal company, regarding the administration of justice in the court of the assistant to the political agent at Cherra. Appendix E : Mr. Mill's letter dated 30th August 1853 to the assistant of the political agent of Khasi Hills, calling for explanation in connection with his proceedings.
- Mipun, Jatin 1987: The Mishings (Miris) Of Assam. Gian Publication: New Delhi
Summary : This book consists of eight chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : Mishings : A portrait of the traditional social system, Chapter III : The field study and methodology, Chapter IV : Social background of the respondents, Chapter V : Acculturation among the Mishings, Chapter VI: Impact of the modern communication, Chapter VII : Socio-economic development and Chapter VIII : Overview and concluding remark. The main focus of the book is to analyze the process and impact of contact between a tribe with features of primitive organizations, Assamese culture with distinctive language, policy and productive system and the great tradition and high culture, represented through Hinduism, mythology, beliefs, rituals and social organization.
- Miri, Sujata(ed) 1980: Religion and society of North-East India, Vikash Publishing house Pvt Ltd : New Delhi
Summary: This book is organised in four sections. Section one Contains two papers which draw a distinction between the "truth of living" as embodied in religions and the network of theories and rituals. Section two contains two outstanding papers on the religion of the Khasis by two prominent Khasi intellectuals. The Naga religion is discussed lucidly in section three. The last section i.e., section four examines in detail the spread of Christianity in north-east India, the concept of religious conversion and the role of myths in various religions.
- Miri, Sujata(ed) 1981: The Khasi Milieu. Concept Publishing Company: New Delhi
Summary : This is a translation into English of A.Onderson Mawries Ka pyrkhat U Khasi. This is an exposition of the tenets of the Khasi race, Khasi culture and religion. This book has turned to be a treasure house not only for the knowledge of the Khasi thought and his original way of life but as a treatise to regain what is lost and retain and preserve what is still existing in their race.
- Nakare, Chie 1961: Garo and Khasi: a comparative study in matrilineal systems. Mouton and Co: Paris
Summary : This book consists of two parts. Part I : Garo social organizations which includes ecological background, economic and political background, some customary law, power distribution among the family members, formation and stability of the domestic family and social change in village near the plains. Part II consists of different aspects of the Khasis. In this part, the author mentioned the same aspects, which are mentioned above. Inter-tribal relationship is discussed in the concluding chapter.
- Pandey, B.B 1974: THE HILL MIRI,Itanagar:Directorate
Information and Public Relations.
Source: Directorate of Research, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
Summary: This book consists of five chapters. Chapter I: Law and People, Chapter II: Life as they live it, Chapter III : Man and Society, Chapter IV : The world of the unseen and Chapter V : On the new path. This book consists of a sound bibliography of various books especially on Hill Miris.
- Pandey, B.B 1996:Folksongs of the Arunachal Pradesh(Adis), Directorate of Research,Govt of Arunachal Pradesh: Itanagar
Summary : Most of the folksongs dealt in this book come out with neat attestation to the facts furnished above in a way providing a pointer to the possible way of emergence of a song singing habit in the group life. The other fact that may here also be made clear is that the society and the man in their intricate inter¬dependent explanation defying ways are responsible for this origin of the folk-life interaction. The author has tried to collect and explain the folksongs with brief meaning in the series of documentation of the rich treasure of oral literature.
- Playfair, Major A, 1975(reprint): The Garos. Spectrum Publications: Guwahati
Summary : This monograph consists of seven sections. Section I : Habitat, Section II : Domestic life, Section III : Laws and customs, Section IV : Religion, Section V : Folklore, Section VI : Miscellaneous, Section VII : Language. This is a reprint version and has an introductory note written by Parimol Chandra Kar. The original version was written in 1903 and this monograph stands out as the earliest systematic account of the Garos.
- 'Rana, Capt B. S 1989: The People of Meghalaya, study on
the People and their Religio-cultural life. Punthi Pustak : Calcutta'
Summary : This book narrates the history of the Khasis, the Jayantias and the Garos right from the time of induction. It continues with their relocation to the hills, their fights against the foreign invaders and the British rulers, their ability to retain their traditional norms and socio-religio-cultural heritage in spite of race ex¬communication by the foreign missionaries, their origin including fascinating tales of creation, customs and creeds, music and mirth, festivals and ceremonies, marriage and divorces, literature and language, love and affections etc. of different ethnic groups and communities.
- Rao.V.M 2003: Tribal Women of Arunachal Pradesh, Mittal Publication : New Delhi
Summary : This book consists of different aspects of women of Arunachal Pradesh. These are developmental programs for women, marital and economic status of women, workload and participation in decision making. Besides, studies on women self-help groups and case study of different tribal groups are also taken undertaken.
- Saikia, Paban Chandra, 1976: The Dibongias B.R. Publishing
Corporation: New Delhi
Summary : The book consists of five chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : The Social organization, Chapter III : Ritual Structure, Chapter IV : Socio-ritual changes among the Dibongiyas and Chapter V : Summary and conclusion. The Dibongiyas of the territorial groups of the Deuri-chutiyas of Assam. They sparsely inhabit the districts of Lakhimpur, Dibrugarh, Sibsagar and Darrang. This research work deals with all important aspects of the religious and social life of this community along with the intra-tribal relation with other clans of the Deuri community.
- Sarkar,Niranjan, 1981: Tawang Monastery Directorate of
Research, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh : Itanagar
Summary: There are three chapters in this book. Chapter I : Historical background, Chapter II : Descriptive account and Chapter III : Mesenteric system. This book deals with two tribes namely Monpas and Sherdukpen of Buddhism. In this book description of the Monastery as well as the above mentioned tribes are taken into consideration. Inter-tribal relationship between the two groups are prominent.
- Sarkar, Niranjan: 1993(reprint):Dances of Arunachal PradeshDirectorate of Research, Government of Arunachal Pradesh : Itanagar
Summary: This book present a detailed description of the dances of 21 major tribes spread over the 12 district of Arunachal Pradesh. This book has attempted to present the various dance movements, but also relate each dance to the social context of the communities. Inter-tribal relation is reflected through the dances of the tribes.
- Sarma, Nabin Ch 2006: Oral songs of the tribal communities of Assam. Assam institute of research for Tribals and schedule castes : Guwahati
Summary : There are six chapters in this book. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The Tribal communities of Assam : A brief study, Chapter III : Oral songs : A brief survey, Chapter IV : Oral songs of the tribal communities of Assam, Chapter V : Oral songs of the Karbis and Chapter VI : Concluding remarks. This book includes the oral songs of the Bodos, the Rabhas, the Mishings, the Dimasas, the Tiwas, the Deuris, the Hazongs, and the Karbis.
- 'Sarma, P.C(ed)2002: Traditional Customs and Rituals of
North East India. Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture : Guwahati'
Summary : This volume is compiled out of some of the papers presented in a series of seminars of the same theme organised by Vivekananda Kendra Institute of Culture, Guwahati since 1993 to 1998. This book consists of five chapters for five different themes of the seminars. (1) Northeast India : An overview, (2) Customs and rituals of Arunachal Pradesh, (3) Some cultural aspects of Meghalayas, (4) Some traditional institute of Manipur and (5) Some traditions of Assam.
- Sen Sipra 1985: The tribes of Meghalaya, Mittal Publication: New Delhi
Summary : It is a pioneer effort in focusing the different aspects of the tribes of Meghalaya with brief descriptions, bibliographies, index, maps, plates, illustration etc.
- Shangma, Rongmukhi 1967: The epic lore of the GarosDepartment
Dewansingh of Tribal culture and folklore Research,University of Gauhati: Guwahati
Summary : This book consists of five chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The country of the mother of Dikki, Chapter III : The mighty Trio, Chapter IV : The man who is Dikki and Chapter V : Marriage of Giting to Dikki and Sohre Bandi. This book describe a land where mighty Heroes and enchanting ladies lived, where the people were wise and where occurred mighty deeds of valour. It is an intensive study of the heroic ballads traditionally handed and well known as Khatta Agana.
- Sinha, Raghuvir 1962:The Akas, Directorate of Research, Govt. of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar
Summary : This book consists of seven chapters. Chapter I : The land and the people, Chapter II: Domestic life, Chapter III: The economic structure, Chapter IV : Foundation and structure, Chapter V : Social institution and usages, Chapter VI : Political organization and Chapter VII ; Religion and magic. The Akas are a small tribe living in the Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. The author has given an account of the people, their beautiful surroundings and their domestic and social life, political organization and religion of the tribe. This book focuses on overall picture of the culture of the Akas.
- Sinha Tarunchandra 1966: The psyche of the Garos. Anthological Survey of India : Calcutta
Summary: This book contains a brief introduction and some aspects in a psychological point of view which include administration, daily life, social structure, and deities, mythology, matriarchy, totemism, nokpanthe, marang, fear of blood, the fear of the dead, some jokes, slangs and abusive languages etc.
- Srivastava, L. R. N, 1962: The Gallongs. Directorate of Research,Govt of Arunachal Pradesh : Itanagar
Summary : This book consists of five chapters. Chapter I : The land and people, Chapter II : Domestic life, Chapter III : Social life, Chapter IV : Political life and Chapter V : Religion and ceremonies. The Gallong are an important tribe in the Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh. This monograph consists of an account of the people, their beautiful courtyard, their domestic life and social life, political organization and religion.
- Syam Choudhury, N.K &Das, M.M 1973: The Lalung Society(theme ethnography). Anthropological Survey of India : Calcutta
Summary: This book consists of seven chapters. Chapter I : Distribution and Ecology, Chapter II: Historical background, Chapter III: Village and organization, Chapter IV : Nature of clan, Chapter V : Marriage, clan and family and Chapter VI : Economy and Chapter Vll : Religion. This study deals with socio-religious, socio-cultural and socio-economic aspects of the Lalung of Assam.
- Syiemlieh, Joseph 1995.The funeral rites and practices in the Khasi mainland: An anthropological Study. NEHU : Shillong
Summary: This volume consists of six chapters and a sound bibliography. Chapter I : The meaning of death, according to Khasi indigenous beliefs, Chapter II : Disposal of the dead, funeral rites and practices, Chapter III : The social and religious rites of final reposting of bones, Chapter IV : Memorial stone, Chapter V : The economic consequences of the death and Chapter VI : An overview. This study focuses on the Khisis who inhabit the mainland of the Khasis.
- Tayen, Obang 2003:Folktales of the Adis, Mittal Publication : New Delhi
Summary : This book consists of various folktales of the Adis. This anthology of 57 folktales of the Adis has been compiled with a large number of illustrations depicting facets of the social and cultural life of the Adis which in turn act as an appropriate context of the tales.
- Tayen, Obang 2007: Mishmi folktales of Luhit valley. Mittal Publications : New Delhi
Summary: In this book a total 103 stories are collected among the Kaman and Tarooah Mishmis who live in Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh. Most of the tales are gathered from priests and mythological experts. They range from evolutionary myths to socio-cultural and religious stories. Besides the anthology of the tales, an illustration portraying different facets of the community's socio-cultural life along with a list of key words is provided in the right context of the book.
Waddel, L.A 1901: The tribes of the Brahmaputra valley, Logos press : New Delhi
Source: Tribal Research institute library, Guwahati, Assam
Summary: This book relate to about six hundred individuals belonging to over thirty different tribes and tribe-lets along with their physical characteristics. This gives an insight for the first time the exact details of the tribes of Assam and the Brahmaputra valley along with a systematic record of the colour of the skin and eyes of which data are incomparable.
Intertribal studies mainly deal with few disciplines of different Universities of North East India. These are : Folklore and Cultural Studies, Anthropology, Sociology, Tribal Studies etc
- Bareh, Solony 2003: The Wise saying of the folk: A Study of khasi proverb Guwahati : Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of Five chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II: Ethnography of the Khasi, Chapter III: Proverbs, Chapter IV : Khasi Proverb and Chapter V : Summary and conclusion. This dissertation mainly throws light on the khasi proverb. It is a limited study, not in detail. Intertribal relationships with other tribal groups of the areas is not focused.
- Baro, Nagesh Narza, 2001: Kherai Dance of the Boros: A Descriptive study Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The Kherai Dance, Chapter III : The main Kherai and Ufra Kherai Dance, Chapter IV : Musical Instrument, Mythical narrative related to the origin of Kherai and Costume, Chapter V : Notation of the tune of the some selective Kherai Dances and Chapter VI : Conclusion. This dissertation focuses on the mode of life and Philosophical perspective of the Boros through different kinds of Kherai Dances.
- Basumatary, R.Kumud, 1999: Oral traditions and the reconstruction of the past of the Bodos: A study in Kokrajhar District Gauhati: Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : A critical study of written History of Bodos, Chapter III : Myths and History the Bodo perspective. Chapter IV: Kingdom, Chiefdoms and interaction with the Hindu social system. Chapter V: The Beginning of modern age in popular perception. Chapter VI: Conclusion. The dissertation explores the possibility of reconstruction of the past of the Bodos by utilizing oral tradition as the source. It also includes myths, legends and folktales of the Bodos. This study covers the emergence of rudimental forms of political structure among the Bodos and the process of their development into chief. It pays attention to the relationship between the state and chiefdoms. Another intention of the thesis is transformation of the Bodo society in the modem period.
- Choudhury, Geetima, 1994: Folk perception of the -ment: A study among the Karbis Of Kamrup DistrictGuwahati: Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of nine chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: The study areas and its socio-cultural profile, Chapter III: The Karbis: An ethnographic profile, Chapter IV: The conception of Environment in Karbi-Culture, Chapter V: The Earth: Geographical and Geological Lore, Chapter VI: Plant and animal Lore, Chapter VII: The Sky and Environmental Change, Chapter VIII: Environmental presentation and Chapter IX: Conclusion. These studies mainly focus on the perception of environment among a section of the Karbis. A tribal population living in the fringe of Guwahati city. Again, it is observed that what kind of material phenomena related to the environment are significant for the people of the Karbi culture and attitude is reflected in their beliefs, practices, rites, rituals, folktales, legends and myths. Shortly, the study shows how the Karbi people perceive the environment and the epic views or folk perception of Karbis about their environmental settings.
- Chutia, Hema kanta, 1990: Impact of modern education on the traditional life of the Tiwas of Jagiroad areasGuwahati: Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of seven chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : Historical background of the Jagiroad areas, Chapter III : Folk customs of the Tiwas : Festivals and Celebrations. Chapter IV: Samady or bachelor's dormitory as a traditional institution, Chapter V: Religious beliefs, oral literature and material culture. Chapter VI: Modem education, its impact on Tiwa society. Chapter VII: Concluding remarks.
- Das, Sadananda, 1998: Role of major folk festivals of the Boros in imparting informal education with special reference to the Bajali Sub-division. Guwahati .Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of five chapters. Chapter I Introduction, Chapter II: Cultural and social convergence of the Boros and the non-Boros of the areas. Chapter III: Major folk festivals of the Boros in the area. Chapter IV: Role of major folk festivals in imparting informal education to the Boros. Chapter V Concluding remarks. The author also tried to evaluate the festival in the context of informal education.
- Mishra, Dhrubamoni, 1991: A Survey of the Rites of Passage of the Pati Rabhas of Guwahati. Guwahati. Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : Rites of Passage, Chapter III : Rites associated with pregnancy and child birth, Chapter IV : Rites associated with marriage, Chapter V : Rites associated with death and Chapter VI : Concluding remark. This dissertation focus on the various social as well as religious role amongst the Pati Rabhas. The data were collected from two villages of Guwahati.
- Mochary, Tulan, 2002: A Study on the life cycle of the Boros of Doomdooma Barsola Area of Tezpur sub-division, Assam . Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consist of eight chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The Boros : An Ethnographic Profile, Chapter III : The setting and demographic outline, Chapter IV : Social life of the individual, Chapter V : Conception, Pregnancy and Birth, Chapter VI : Puberty and adolescence Chapter VII : Old age, Death and Disposal of Death, Chapter VIII : Summary and conclusion. This dissertation focuses on various life cycle rites associated with Boro society.
- Momin,G.Giribala, 1999: A study on the impact of Modern Education on social folk custom Of the Garos,Guwahati: Gauhati University library
Summary:This dissertation consist of seven chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: The land and the people, Chapter III: History of Education in Garo Hills, Chapter IV: Education and society, Chapter V: Festivals and Ceremonies, Chapter VI: Impact of Education on Beliefs and Folk medicine and Chapter VI: Conclusion. This thesis investigates the impact of modem education on the social folk-custom of the Garo community. It shows a comparative study of modern education with a recent phenomenon. Another investigation of the dissertation is the broad perspective of urbanization and changing social order.
- Morang, Rupanjali, 1997: Socio- cultural life of the Assamese Speaking Misings of North Lakhimpur Tradition and changeGuwahati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of five chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The Misings, their migration and distribution. Chapter III : Social life of the Assamese speaking Mising. Chapter IV : Cultural life of the Assamese speaking Mising. Chapter V : Conclusion. This dissertation mainly focuses on the origin and migration of the tribe, the socio-cultural and linguistic changes in the Mising community of the area.
- Morang, Rupanjali, 1995: A socio-cultural and linguistic study Of the Assamese speaking Mising people of the Lakhimpur Guwahati : Gauhati University Library
Summary : This dissertation consists of five chapters. Chapter I : The life and culture of the Mising people. Chapter II : Observation on similarities and dissimilarities with Assamese society. Chapter III: Change through time. Chapter IV : Phonology and vocabulary and Chapter V : Conclusion. The main focus of the dissertation throws on the origin and migration of the tribe, the socio-cultural and linguistic change of the Mising community. There is an intra tribal relationship between Assamese speaking Mising and Mising speaking Mising people.
- Narzary, Nareswar, 2003: Role of Bathouism in the present context of the Boro societyGuwahati: Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : Bathouism : Traditional religion of the Boras, Chapter III : Role of Bathouism, Chapter IV : Change and Innovation and Chapter V : Summary and conclusion. This dissertation mainly focuses on the social system, life cycle rituals, seasonal festivals etc., Family rites of the Boros are observed and maintained on the basis of the principles of the Bathou religion.
- Prasad, Mangroo,2002: Marriage customs of the Bodos(with special reference to Bajali sub-division),Guwahati: Gauhati university Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction ( A brief introduction to the tribe), Chapter II : Marriage system of the Bodo, Chapter III : The stages of Bodo marriage system, Chapter IV : Performance of Bodo marriage ceremony, V : Marriage songs and Chapter VI : Conclusion. This dissertation mainly focuses on the marriage system of the Bodo. Here, the author describes different types of marriage, selection of bride, Selection of month and date for marriage and associated marriage songs. Regarding marriage, inter tribal relationship is prominent. Bodo bride can marry Rabha and Rabha bride also the same.
- Rabha, Rheswar, 1999: Socio-cultural life as reflected in the Bagejari gits of the Pati Rabha of Chhaygaon Area. Guwahati: Gauhati university Library
Summary : This dissertation consists of five chapters. Chapter I : Land and People, Chapter II : Cultural and social convergence of the Boros and the non Boros of the area, Chapter III : Major folk festivals of the Boros in the area, Chapter IV : Role of major folk festivals in imparting informal education to the Bodos and chapter V : Concluding remarks. This dissertation mainly focuses on the role of major folk festival of the Boros in Imparting informal education with special reference to the Boro people of the Bajli sub-division. Inter tribal relationship is shown with the greater Boro society of Assam.
- Saikia, Gohin Chandra, 1994: Rice beer in the life and culture Of the Deuhs of Narayanpur areaGuwahati: Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of seven chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : Socio-cultural life of the Deuris of Narayanpur area, Chapter III : Rice beer tradition tradition among the tribals of Assam with special reference to the Deuris of Narayanpur area, Chapter IV : Different varieties of rice beer and their process of preparation , Chapter V : The role of rice beer on the socio-cultural life of the Deuris of Narayanpur, Chapter VI : Economical aspect of the rice beer of the Deuris of Narayanpur area and Chapter VII : Concluding remarks. This study is confined only the Dibongia sect of the Deuris. It focus mainly on how traditional rice beer impact on socio-cultural life and socio-economic life of the Deuris.
- Saikia, Hiranya, 1998: Folklore and child education: A study among the Deoris of Majuli Sub-Division Guwahati : Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The Deoris : An ethnographic profile, Chapter III : Pattern of Socialization in two Deori villages, Chapter IV : Oral narratives of the Deoris, Chapter V : Folk games of the Deoris and Chapter VI : Conclusion. This dissertation studies the impact of folk literature, material culture, social folk custom and folk games of the Deoris and their influence on the growth and development of the child personality. It also studies that how folklore of the Deoris impart physical, emotional, psychological, social and moral education to a child.
- Sarmah, Mrinal, 1989: Ritual Structure Among the Pati Rabhas. An Anthropological Study in the Village of Kamrup District, Assam Guwahati : Gauhati University Library
Summary: This dissertation consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, chapter II : An Ethnographic Account of the Rabha Community, Chapter III : Rite De Passage or life crisis rites, Chapter IV : Calendric Rites or Cyclic Rites, chapter V : Rites connected with other Activities and Chapter VI : Rites and their significance in the social milieu. In this thesis acculturation and assimilation with other adjacent communities is reflected. It also shows a picture of the different rites and beliefs of the Pati Rabhas of Dakhilapur Village. The author tried to establish a relationship between High culture and low culture. It includes individual rites and communal rites.
A list of PhD thesis is mentioned below along with the summary. These are found in different libraries of North Eastern Universities.
- Athparia, Rajendra Prasad, 1991: A Study of Two interacting Political systems among the karbis in the Karbi - Anglong, Assam, Lakshinath Bezborua Library: Dibrugarh University
Summary: This thesis consists of six chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: Land and people, Chapter III: Traditional political System, Chapter IV : Present leadership pattern, Chapter V : An appraisal of the traditional and the neo-political system, and Chapter VI : Summary and conclusion. In this thesis an attempt is made to understand the old political system and also has a peripheral role in the total political functioning along with the neo-political system.
- Babul, Roy, 1998: Socio-cultural and Environmental dimensions of Tribal Health : A Study among the Dimasa Kacharis and the Zemi Nagas of North Cachar Hills District in Assam. K K Handique Library : Gauhati University
Summary : This thesis consists of 10 chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: The setting, Chapter III: Ethnographic profile, Chapter IV: Cultural and Behavioural factors as determinants of disease, Chapter V: Perception of disease, sickness and illness, Chapter VI: Magic-religious beliefs and practices associated with treatment of disease and illness, Chapter VII : Folk-perception and medicinal use of biological materials, Chapter VIII Traditional medicinal practitioners among the Dimasa Kacharis and Zemi Nagas, Chapter IX : Pattern of Healing and treatment inventions and Chapter X : Summary and conclusion. This thesis mainly focuses the role of folk medicine in the Dimasa Kacharis and Zemi Naga society. It also deals the role and position of folk medicine men, priest, diviners, magician etc. Another aspect is to find out the causes of illness as perceived by the people and the nature of treatment adopted by the people.
- Baruah, Ananya, 2004: A study of folk beliefs and Customs associated with child Rearing practices among the Rabhas of Bikali Areas, Goal para District, Assam. K K Handique Library : Gauhati University
Summary: This thesis consists of seven chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II: The setting, Chapter III: The Rabhas : An ethnographic profile, Chapter IV: Child rearing habits and Practices , Chapter V: Folk belief and custom associated with child rearing practices , Chapter VI: Learning the way of life, Chapter VII: : Summary and conclusion
- 'Boruah, Kalyan, 1997: Folk Markets: Study on trans-
Cultural Centre in a Tribal Belt Of West Assam. K.K. Handique library : Gauhati University'
Summary: This thesis consists of eight chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : Trade and Market: An Overview, Chapter III: The setting, Chapter IV : Profile of the market Centres, Chapter V : Case study of the five Hat, Chapter VI : Continuity and Change, Chapter VII : Impact on Hinterland and Chapter VIII : Conclusion. This study shows the socio-economic changes brought about by the institution of market in a tribal dominated multiethnic setting of western Assam. Intertribal relationship is reflected through the trading. This study intends to explore the role, function and impact of market centres in a tribal belt stretching from Kamrup to Goapara district.
- Barua, Supam 1997: A study on Healthcare practices among Tribal and Caste Populations living in fringe area of Guwahati city, K.K. Handique library : Gauhati University
Summary : This thesis consists of only three chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : General demography, housing condition, personal hygiene, causes, prevention and treatment of the diseases and Chapter III : Discussion and conclusion. This study looks at the health care practices of two ethnically different population group living in the fringe area of an urban setting i.e., Guwahati city.
- Bhattacharjee, Tanmay 1982: Sociology of the Karbis, K.K. Handique library: Gauhati University
Summary : This thesis consists of nine chapters. Chapter I : Karbis and their habitats, Chapter II: Social system, Chapter III: political system, Chapter IV: Political Developments, Chapter V: Economy of the Karbis , Chapter VI: Education in the Karbi society, Chapter VII : Religion of the Karbis, Chapter VIII : Folktales, stories and legends and Chapter IX : Conclusion. In this thesis, intertribal relationship has been observed between the Karbis and the Dimasas and the Karbis and the Jayantias.
- Bora, Promanita, 2001: Child care and Development: A Case study among the Mishing Of Dibrugarh, Assam. Lakshinath Bezborua Library: Dibrugarh University.
Summary: This thesis consists of Seven chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The People, Chapter III : The setting, Chapter IV : Health care of the mother and the new born, Chapter V : Education and role of learning, Chapter VI : Changing aspects and Chapter VII : Summary and conclusion. This study only confines among the Mishing of Dibrugarh and only focuses the child care and development.
- Chakrabarty, Prasant, 2003: The Rabhas and the Hajongs : A Socio-political analysis since 1950, K. K. Handique Library : Gauhati University
Summary: This thesis consists of six chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: Historical Background of the Rabhas and the Hajongs, Chapter III: Socio-economic and political life of the Rabhas and Hajongs, Chapter IV: Socio-political change, Chapter V: Socio-political problems, Chapter VI: Conclusion. This book evaluates the role of the Rabhas and the Hajongs in the political process in the district of Goal para. This thesis analyses the Historical background as well as Socio-political conditions and problems of both the tribes. It also focuses the role of Rabha and Hajongs in the political process in the district of Goal para in particular and the state of Assam in general. The author also suggests remedial measures, way, and means for the uplifting of Rabha and Hajongs. The intertribal relationship is prominent regarding various aspects of both the tribes.
- 'Das, Girindra Nath, 1998: Impact of the Integrated Jhumia
Development Programme on the Hill tribe of Assam: A case study Among the Karbis, Lakshminath Bezborua Library: Dibrugarh University'
Summary: This thesis consists of seven chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II: The problem, Chapter III: The Karbis, Chapter IV : The field, Chapter V : Economic profile of the people and the programme, Chapter VI : Impact of the programme on the people and Chapter VII: Summary and conclusion. This study focuses mainly on the following points.
(a) A detailed idea of the different schemes under the programme as well as their mode of implementation.
(b) An idea about the difference in the extent of jhum cultivation before and after implementation.
(c)An overall assessment of the impact of the programme on the life of the Karbis.
- Das, Sarba Nanda, 1995: Socio-economic changes in a Boro village of Assam: A study on Lechera village in Borpeta District, K K Handique Library : Gauhati University
Summary : This thesis consists of eight chapters. Chapter I : Tribes of India : An overview. Chapter II: A brief profile of Lechera village, Chapter III: Land holding patterns alienation and reformation of land, Chapter IV: Occupation pattern in Lechera village, Chapter V : Agriculture and allied activities, Chapter VI. Village expenditure and consumer patterns , Chapter VII : Political life of the Village and Chapter VIII : Findings and suggestions. This thesis discuss on socio-cultural, socio-economic and socio-physical features of the Boro Kacharis as well as Lechera village.
- Devi, Luna, 1985: Family and kinship among the Karbis of Hamren (Karbi Anglong)And Narakasur( Kamrup), K. K. Handique Library : Gauhati University.
Summary: This thesis consists of ten chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: Karbi: An introduction to the tribe, its historical background, Chapter III: The Village: Umteli and Narakasur, Chapter IV: The Family, Chapter V: A general note on Karbi Kinship, Chapter VI: Kinship and Marriage, Chapter VII: Clan as a social unit, Chapter VIII: Non-Agnatic Kins, Chapter IX: Kinship Usages, Chapter X: Summary and Discussion.
This thesis studies the Karbis of both the plains and hills. The author also focuses the process of acculturation with other tribal and non tribal groups living near by the Karbi village. The Karbi and the Dimasa, the Karbi and the Tiwas and other castes people also. The marriage among the Karbis and the other tribe and non-tribal groups take place although socially it is not proved.
- Paul, Bhabatosh,2003: A study of disease and Treatment among the Tagin Of Arunachal Pradesh. K. K. Handique Library : Gauhati University
Summary: This thesis consists of eleven chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: The setting, Chapter III : The Tagins, Chapter IV : Food and drink, Chapter V : Personal Hygiene and Sanitary Habit, Chapter VI : Perception of health, disease and illness, Chapter VII : Magic-religious beliefs and practices associated with treatment diseases and illness, Chapter VIII : Traditional application of flora, fauna and other ingredient for curing Diseases and ailments, Chapter IX : Healing and treatment intervention pattern, Chapter X : Modern medical facilities and its impact among the Tagin and Chapter XI : Summary and conclusion. This study confines traditional medical system of the Tagin of Arunachal Pradesh.
- 'Phookan, Manabendranath, 1974: The Kachari: A study of inter
-tribal relations in respect of Anthropometry, ABO blood Groups and taste sensitivity, Lakshminath Bezborua Library. Dibrugarh University'
Summary: This thesis consists of seven chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : Inter-tribal relations in respect of Anthropometry, Chapter III : Inter-tribal relations in respect of somatoscopy, Chapter IV : Inter-tribal relations in respect of ABO blood groups, Chapter V : Inter-tribal relations in respect of P.T.C. taste sensitivity, Chapter VI : Discussion and conclusion and Chapter VII: summary. This thesis had made an attempt to find out, firstly the inter-division relationship and secondly to see how each of the divisions is related to the Kachari tribe as a whole.
- Saikia, Paban Chandra, 1973: Socio-cultural structure of a Dibongiya village, K. K. Handique library: Gauhati University
Summary: This thesis consists of five chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II : Social organization, Chapter III : Ritual structure, Chapter IV : Socio ritual changes among the Dibongiyas and Chapter V : Summary and Discussion. This thesis studies the Diboniya sect of the Deori community of Assam. Among four different sects of the Deori community only the Dibongiya more or less preserve their traditional culture, language and religion. This thesis focuses socio-religious life of the Dibongiya and some other socio-cultural and socio-economic aspects.
- Sarkar, Sankar Kumar, 1989: A study of the impact of Community Development Programmes on the Garos of Resu Bel -para Development block in the district of Gam hills, Meghalaya
Summary: This thesis consists of six chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : Ethnographic accounts of the Garos, Chapter III : History of community development, Chapter IV : Community development programme in Resu-Belpara, Chapter V : Impact of Development programme and Chapter VI : Summary and conclusion. This thesis attempt to analysis the of community development programmes in a most objective way. This study is directed to reveal not only the feasible effects of development that is the visible aspects in material culture, but also the value oriented change in the life style of community of of people called the Garos living in the east and west hill districts of Meghalaya that once formed an autonomous district of Assam.
- Sarma,Ashok, 2006: Material culture of the Misings Of Assam-Tradition and Change, K K Handique Library, Gauhati University.
Summary: This thesis consists of ten chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: The Misings of Assam : An Introduction, Chapter III: Material culture and its classification, Chapter IV: Folk art of the Misings, Chapter V: Folk crafts of the Misings, Chapter VI: Folk Architecture of the Misings, Chapter VII : Folk cookery of the Misings. Chapter VIII : Folk Costumes of the Misings, Chapter IX: Tradition and Change of the material culture of the Misings, and Chapter X : Summary and conclusion. This study is confined within the Mising community.
- Sarma, Rumi ,1991: A study of some demographic Aspects of the Rabhas of Boko Areas of Kamrup District, K. K. Handique Library: Gauhati University
Summary: This thesis consist of relevant chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : Review of literature, Chapter III: Materials and methods, Chapter IV : Demographic position, Chapter V : Fertility, Chapter VI : Infant and child mortality, Chapter VII . Family planning, Chapter VIII : Discussion, Chapter IX : Summary, Chapter X : Conclusion and Chapter XI : Bibliography. The significance of the study is to examine the fertility performance, infant and child mortality and knowledge attitude and practices of family planning among the Rabhas of Boko areas of Kamrup district. They have close relationship with other tribal groups, mainly Bodos. Intertribal relationship is prominent between both the tribal groups.
- Sarma Thakur, Ganesh Chandra 1976: A study on the socio-cultural life Of the Tai Phkes of Assam. Lakshminath Bezboru Library: Dibrugarh University.
Summary: This thesis consists of eleven chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : The setting, Chapter III : Economic activities, Chapter IV : Material culture, Chapter V : Daily life and habits, Chapter VI : Individual life cycle, Chapter VII : Social institution, Chapter VIII : Religion and festivals, Chapter IX : Law and Justice, Chapter X : Folk beliefs and ideas and chapter XI : Summary and conclusion. This study confines with five Phake villages of Upper Assam. This study includes economic condition, religion and festivals, material culture, Life cycle rites, social institutions, Law and justice and folk beliefs of the Phake.
- Sengupta Santatu 1993: Moment for Autonomy, The Case of Karbi Dimasas of Assam Lakshminath Bezboru Library: Dibrugarh University.
Summary: This thesis consists of five chapters. Chapter I : Introduction, Chapter II : History of the Karbi-Dimasas, Chapter III : Autonomy aspirations of the Karbi-Dimasas, Chapter IV : Autonomy aspiration the changing profile Chapter V : Comparison with other contemporary autonomy moments and Chapter VI : Summary and conclusion. This study shows the issues of Karbi-Dimasas ethnic conflict.
- Sonowal Khema, 2002: Dynamics of the ethnic movement of Assam. Lakshminath Bezboru Library: Dibrugarh University
Summary: This thesis consists of five chapters. Chapter I : The Bodos : In retrospect, Chapter II : Socio-political bases of identity assertion, Chapter III : Different socio-political organizations and interest articulation, Chapter IV : Phases of the movement and Chapter V : Leadership and electoral politics. This thesis deals with the ethnic politics of truncated Assam only. In this thesis, the author discuss various socio-political organization namely Bodo Sahitya Sabha( BSS), All Bodo Students Union( ABSU), The Plain Tribal Nationalist Liberation Front( UTNLF), Bodo Security Force(BSF), Bodo People Action Committee( BPAC), Bodo Liberation Tiger Force(BLT) etc.
- Kalita, Dilip Kumar, 1997: A study on some aspects of Demography of the Bodo Kachari The Kalitas of Rani block area of Kamrup District of Assam, K. K. Handique Library, Gauhati University
Summary : This thesis consist of eight chapters. Chapter I: Introduction, Chapter II: Household characteristics, Chapter III: Nuptiality, Delivery characteristics and breastfeeding process, Chapter IV: Fertility, Chapter V: Family planning, Chapter VI: Mortality, Chapter VII: Discussion, Chapter VIII: Summary and conclusion. In this thesis the author tried to find out the variation of fertility and mortality among the two socio-culturally distinct groups. Besides, variation of population composition, variation in the nuptiality, delivery and breastfeeding are also taken in discussion.
- 'Khanikar, Devajani, 1992: The impact of urbanization of the
traditional life and culture of the tribal population in and around Guwahati, K.K. Handique Library Gauhati University'
Summary: Besides the introduction, the thesis consists of six chapter I: The concept and the issues involve, Chapter II: Guwahati its past and present, Chapter III: The selected areas and the tribal inhabitants, Chapter IV: Urban impacts and its results, Chapter V: The tribal factor in the Assam region- A historical overview, Chapter VI: Summary and conclusion, Most of the tribal people inhabited in Guwahati had migrated from rural areas. Intertribal relationship among various tribal groups has been observed.
- Rareh, Hamlet, 1961: The origin and history of the Khasi people, K.K. Handique Library: Gauhati University
Summary : This is thesis consists of seven chapters, chapter I : Source of information, chapter II : The land and people, chapter III : Pre-historic and early period, chapter IV : Medieval and pre British period, chapter V : Modem period, chapter VI : Administration and chapter VII : Cultural history. This thesis includes some historical events from prehistoric period to the modem period of the Khasis. Intertribal relationship is prominent between the khasis and Jayantias in some historical events.