Author: H G Joshi
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170999804
Meghalaya, one of the North-eastern 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 Khasis 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.