CONTENTS:- Preface; Introduction; Habitat; Politico-Administrative Climate; Ethno-History; Cultural Characteristics; Social Structure; Tribal Polity; Religion; Traditional Political Authority; Rites-de-Passage; Tribal Economy;
Often some academicians with a grim view of India's future mention to the numerous secessionist battles raging in different parts of the multiethnic, multi-religious nation. Of course, politicians and nationalists take instant embrage. But ask them to explain the mountain call for disunion and chance are that an accusing finger will point at some"foreign power". We have always refused to acknowledge the dischantment of our people. Almost all over northeastern states are in various stages of insurgency. Open conflict in some palces, uneasy cease-fires in others, and in the rest the beginnengs of what could end up in another violent call for autonomy. Meghalaya is one state of northeast India that remained calm during achieving the status of a state.