Meghalaya - Past and Present
Meghalaya, one of the Northeastern States of India, is inhabited by three major tribes-the Khasis, the Jaintias and the Garos. Due to its strategic location on Indo-Bangladesh border, this state occupies important place and needs special attention for its overall development. As is suggestive from the name of the title this book traces old history in all perspectives as well as a panoramic and authentic account of modern Meghalaya. The major themes have been covered in this book, viz., Meghalaya: Current Overview; The British and Hill People: An Historical Overview; British Administrative Policy in Meghalaya; The British Annexation of the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills; The Tribal Administrative System; Meghalayan Society in Transition; Traditional Institutions and Leadership in Transition; The Garos; The Khasis; The Jaintias; Political Development; Traditional Khasi Institutions and Panchayati Raj; Jaintia Hills and Emerging Political Elite; Women in Meghalaya; Forest Resources in Meghalaya; Journey Towards New Economy, etc. The book will prove a dependable reference tool for one and all.
H.G. Joshi (b. 1970) holds a Master’s degree in Political Science besides a Law degree from the Kumaon University. A journalist by inclination, he worked on a brief stint with a delhi-based weekly. Propagating socio-political awareness among masses in the Central Himalayan region, he has been actively engaged in grass-roots level politics in Uttarancha. Having great interest in the fascinating study of North-Eastern states, he has three books to his credit besides many articles on contemporary social issues in different newspapers. His latest books entitked Sikkim: Past and Present, Meghalaya Past and Present published by Mittal Publications has been widely acclaimed throughout the world and in the North-Eastern region of India in Particular.
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