CONTENTS:- Foreword; Preface; Glossary; Introduction; Physical setting of Manipur; Socio-Economic setting of Manipur; Nature of Agriculture in Manipur, Jhum Cultivation in Ukhrul district; Socio-Economic Conditions of Jhumias in Ukhrul District; Impact of Jhum Cultivation on the Ecosystem; Conclusion;
Manipur, the land of jewels on the eastern ramparts of India, is a land of unique flora and fauna, rich cultures and traditions. At the fringe of Manipur valley, there is wilderness forest of the Indo-Myanmarese mountain are which is populated by different tribes who have superb culture and different lifestyle. There is a common thing about the tribes of Manipur, i.e. jhum. Jhum is a system of cultivation at the hillslopes which is highly embedded in the lifestyle of all tribes. The book presents a detailed geographical account of Manipur and nature of agriculture of Manipur. For indepth study, Ukhrul district of Manipur has been selected to asses the past and present position of jhum, socio-economic condions of jhumias and impact of jhum on forest, soil, flora, fauna and hydrological cycle etc.