Textile Traditions of Northeast India: A Catalogue of M.C. Goswami Museum

Bastar Folk Art

Authors: Sankar K. Roy, Kishor K Basa (Gen. Edt.)
Year: 2008 ISBN: 978-81-7702-200-1, 9788177021233
Publishers: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal; Pratibha Prakashan, Delhi
Intangible Cultural Heritage of India - Series 9

The 9th book in the series of Intangible Cultural Heritage of India, is a catalogue of the textile materials collected from the seven sister's states of Northeast India comprising Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya Mizoram, Nagaland, Manipur and Tripura.

The book examines the textiles of Northeast India on comparative basis and gives visual identity for each ethno-cultural group inhabiting in this part of India.

About the Authors

Sankar K. Roy obtained his Post Graduate Degree in Science in Anthropology from Guwahati University in 1968. Since then he has been taking part in a number of Ethnographic surveys and Archaeological explorations and excavations in different Parts of Northeast India conducted by the Department of Anthropology, Guwahati University. Ethno archaeological problems and material Cultures studies of this area constitute the main arena of his research. A number of research papers on aforesaid theme were published in the journals of both national and international reputes. He was awarded Ph.D. Degree in Anthropology from Guwahati University in the year 1978. He has already published a book on "Ceramics of Northeast India: Ethno-archaeological Perspectives". Two students obtained Ph.D. Degree under his supervision. Presently he is Curator of Madhab Chandra Goswami Museum, Dept. of Anthropology, Guwahati University.

Kishor K. Basa is a Ph.D. from University of London and a Commonwealth Post-Doctoral Fellow of University of Cambridge. He has been teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Utkal University since 1980 and was the former Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS) Bhopal. He was a former President of Anthropological and Behavioural Sciences Section, Indian Science Congress and Archaeology Section of the Indian History Congress. He has co-edited five books and published papers in anthropology, archaeology and museology. He is the General Editor of Intangible of IGRMS and annual journal 'Humankind'.

Source: IGRMS library, Bhopal and the Book itself

Contributed by: Satya Ranjan, CEE Central

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