Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research

North-East India: Land, People and Economy

Authors: Dikshit, Kamal Ramprit, Dikshit, Jutta K

  • Delivers a comprehensive account of the physical environment of North-East India, its people, resources and economy
  • Offers an extensive look at the process of colonisation by early settlers, their transformation, the arrival of different ethnic groups and the evolution of the contemporary society
  • Treats all aspects of the economy of the region: agriculture, land use, mineral industry, transport and trade
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North-East India, comprising the seven contiguous states around Assam, the principal state of the region, is a relatively unknown, yet very fascinating region. The forest clad peripheral mountains, home to indigenous peoples like the Nagas, Mizos and the Khasis, the densely populated Brahmaputra valley with its lush green tea gardens and the golden rice fields, the moderately populated hill regions and plateaus, and the sparsely inhabited Himalayas, form a unique mosaic of natural and cultural landscapes and human interactions, with unparalleled diversity. The book provides a glimpse into the region’s past and gives a comprehensive picture of its physical environment, people, resources and its economy. The physical environment takes into account not only the structural base of the region, its physical characteristics and natural vegetation but also offers an impression of the region’s biodiversity and the measures undertaken to preserve it. The people of the region, especially the indigenous population, inhabiting contrasting environments and speaking a variety of regional and local dialects, have received special attention, bringing into focus the role of migration that has influenced the traditional societies, for centuries. The book acquaints the readers with spatial distribution, life style and culture of the indigenous people, outlining the unique features of each tribe. The economy of the region, depending originally on primitive farming and cottage industries, like silkworm rearing, but now greatly transformed with the emergence of modern industries, power resources and expanding trade, is reviewed based on authentic data and actual field observations. The epilogue, the last chapter in the book, summarizes the authors’ perception of the region and its future.

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Kamal Ramprit Dikshit is a former Professor of Geography of the University of Pune, India (now retired).  He has written several books, such as "Geography of Gujarat" (1970), "Contributions to Indian Geography: Geomorphology" (1983), "Maharashtra in Maps" (1986) and "Environment, Forest Ecology and Man in the Western Ghats: The Case of Mahabaleshwar Plateau" (1993) as well as many research papers.

Jutta K. Dikshit has been teaching geography at the Department of Geography, University of Pune, Pune. She studied geography and German language and literature at the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz (Germany), and obtained her doctoral degree from the Sorbonne, Paris. Before coming to India, she worked as a lecturer at the University of Saarbrücken for a number of years. Her research papers are mainly in the field of physical geography. She is the editor of the book "The Urban Fringe of Indian Cities" (2011).

Reviews

From the reviews:

“The authors originally intended this volume to be a text for college students to introduce them to research on Northeast India. … It also contains a wealth of statistical data on population, linguistics, migration, ecology, agriculture, and industry. Useful as a college text and as a valuable reference tool for researchers of Northeast India. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates and above.” (P. P. Barua, Choice, Vol. 51 (10), June, 2014)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Dikshit, K. R. (et al.)

    Pages 1-16

  • North-East India Through the Ages

    Dikshit, K. R. (et al.)

    Pages 19-58

  • North-East India: Structural Framework

    Dikshit, K. R. (et al.)

    Pages 61-90

  • Relief Features of North-East India

    Dikshit, K. R. (et al.)

    Pages 91-125

  • The Drainage System of North-East India

    Dikshit, K. R. (et al.)

    Pages 127-147

Buy this book

eBook $219.00
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Hardcover $279.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-7054-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $279.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0037-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
North-East India: Land, People and Economy
Authors
Series Title
Advances in Asian Human-Environmental Research
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Segment, New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7055-3
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7055-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7054-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0037-3
Series ISSN
1879-7180
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLIII, 800
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 65 illustrations in colour
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