834p., Index, 25 cm.
Vol.1: Assam, Meghalaya.
Preface. Introduction. I. Assam: 1. The land and the people: a background. 2. Assam in post-1947 period. 3. Identity crisis. 4. Positive side of Assam movement. 5. Dawn of consciousness: 1978 to 1981. 6. Socio-cultural and linguistic set-up of Assam. II. Meghalaya: 7. The land and the people. 8. Constitution, the law and the local administration. 9. Efficacy of autonomous district councils. 10. Old tribal set-up. 11. Comparison of functioning of ld and new self-governing bodies. 12. Women and the system of local self-governance. 13. Concept of new class. 14. Defects with bureaucratic functioning. Index.
Vol.2: Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram.
Preface. Introduction. I. Arunachal Pradesh: 1. The land and the people. 2. Farming and other related functions. 3. Resources under forestry. 4. Mineral resources and their use. 5. Economy and trade. 6. Education, crafts and skill-upgradation. II. Manipur: 7. The land and the people. 8. Education, literature and linguistic. 9. Administrative and political struggle. 10. Principal deities of the state. 11. Popular Manipuri dances. 12. Economic development of Manipur. III. Mizoram: 13. The land and the people. 14. Political parties in the state. 15. Impact of terrorism on politics and administration. 16. Administrative set-up. 17. New plannings. Index.
Vol.3: Sikkim, Nagaland, Tripura.
Preface. Introduction. I. Sikkim: 1. Land and the people. 2. Socio-cultural and linguistic set-up of Sikkim. 3. Political and administrative developments. 4. Background and post-merger achievements in education. 5. Emergence of a new class. II. Nagaland: 6. Land and the people. 7. Pre- and post-reorganisation era. 8. Society and customs. 9. Women in Naga tribal society. 10. Naga festivals and songs. 11. New planning in 2001. III. Tripura: 12. Land the people. 13. Measures for land reforms and their implementation. 14. Mythology and archaeology. 15. Rich land and other resources. 16. New planning. Index.
The far-flung region of north-east remained neglected for centuries in the pre-independence era. However an attempt has been made by the government to bifurcate it into eight states which have been dealt with in these three volumes.
The contents have deep bearing on the land and the people, production and mineral resources, economy and trade, education and efforts to promote literacy, enrolment of students both boys and girls, administrative and political struggle, principal deities in the state, popular dances, art and music, the economic development, relief measures and developmental schemes being implemented by the government, postal services and communication and last but not the least the provision of basic facilities like drinking water and medical.