These eleven volumes, encyclopaedic study is not easy exercise given its diversity, ethnic, racial, religious and linguists, size, history and geography. Being the first of it’s kind, given it’s contents and sheer size over 3000 pages, it is a unique set of volumes.
Aim of these new eleven volumes exercise on North-East India is to provide to our readers interesting, innovative and fascinating aspects of this region of India covering mainly essays on education, development, governance, violence, terrorism and insurgence.
North-East India comprises of seven states commonly known as seven sisters. They are Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and the latest inclusion as Sikkim. Though it was one political entity named Assam before the rest of the states were carved out of it. The region shares borders with China in the north, Bangladesh in the south-west, Bhutan in the north-west and Myanamar in the east. This makes the North-East a perspective hub of international trade and commerce. The region is known to have been an important physical and cultural bridge between Indian and South-East Asia.
From time immemorial India’s North-East has been meeting point of many communities, faiths and culture. A place renouned for its magical beauty and bewildering diversity. North-East India is the home for more than 166 separate tribes, speaking wide range of languages. They retain their cultural traditions and values but are beginning to adopt contemporary life style. It’s jungles are dense, it’s rivers powerful and rain, and thunderstorm sweep across the hill, valley and plains during the annual monsoon.
These volumes will be useful for teachers, statesmen, scholars and students interested in deep detailed study of North-East region.