CONTENTS:- 1. North-East Frontier Agency: land, people and Culture. 2. British Relations with the tribes of the North-East Frontier. 3. The Inner Line, The Outer Line and the McMahon Line. 4. Administration of the North-East frontier. 5. British Policy in the North-East Frontier.
The north-eastern region of India is the home of innumerable tribes and sub-tribes who have been the object of several anthropological studies. The Proximity of this region to the Frontiers of India in the north-east and the north has made for added interest in the land and its people. Dr. Bose given a detailed account of the social, economic and cultural life of the Frontier peoples. The main part of the study relates to the history and evolution of British relations with the tribes of this area in pre-Independence times. The legal validity of the demarcation of the Inner and Outer Lines in also considered in this book and British policy in this strategic area is analyzed. The book is an excellent study in Indian history from various aspects - socio-cultural, economic, geographical as well as from an administrative and political perspective. A valuable contribution to studies in Indian history, and on this region in particular, this book will be much sought after by researchers in several fields.