Early village farming cultural phase is a significant chapter of world archaeology. In India, recent discoveries and researches have contributed significantly towards the development of knowledge about this momentous cultural interlude. The present work is concentrated on early village farming culture of hitherto less known area of eastern and north eastern part of this subcontinent.
Developed from an ethnoarchaeological approach, the book Early Village Farming Culture, focused on Neolithic (as it is popularly known) cultural pattern of the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura and Nagaland. This volume vividly documented neolithic cultural remains of each and every reported sites of this vast area, however stray its occurrence may be. These dumb remains are further corroborated with relevant ethnographic accounts to reconstruct different facets of the culture in discussion. Every available resource that ranges from material culture to religion is scanned in the light of ancient cultural remains or traditions survived among present day tribal folks to deduce considerable understanding of this crucial phase of human history. Hopefully this challenging endeavour of the author, to give a better shape to Neolithic culture of the region, will prove itself to be a thought provoking work in generating academic interest and inspiration to pursue more such ventures for the development of Indian archaeology.