Early States in North East India
by David R Syiemlieh, JB Bhattacharjee
Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2013
ISBN : 9789351301356
Price : Rs 9495.00
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Author Profile
J.B. Bhattacharjee, retired Professor of History, North East Hill University, Shillong, and founder Vice-Chancellor, Assam University, Silchar, distinguished himself by his pioneering research in various branches of history and allied disciplines in Social Sciences. Author of ten books and editor of eighteen collections, he contributed in two hundred & fifty research papers in regional, national and international journals, proceeding and collections. Founder general Secretary of the North East I
About the Book
The origins and development of the early states and politics (technically termed by some scholars in social sciences as ‘state formations’) in pre-colonial Northeast India is considered a fascinating area for studies and research not only for the multiplicity of the autonomous socio-political entities and the ethnic and cultural diversity of the region but also for the existence of various typologies of polities. Besides the pristine (indigenously emerging from ethnic social base) and secondary
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements v
Preface vii
The Contributors xiii
1. Studies in State Formations in North East India 1
2. Pan-Indian Culture Continuum and Early States in North East India 12
3. State Formation in the Peripheral Areas: A Study of the Chutiya Kingdom of the Brahmaputra Valley 24
4. The Emergence of the Koch State in the 16th Century 50
5. ‘Early State’ Formation in the Kapili Valley of Assam 62
6. Secondary State Formation in Medieval North East India: A
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