Layers of History: Essays on the Khasi Jaintias
by Syiemlieh, D R
Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2016
ISBN : 9789351308065
Price : Rs 5495.00
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Author Profile
David R. Syiemlieh joined the Department of History, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU) in 1979. He was the Head of the Department of History, 2002–2005. He was Honorary Director of the Indian Council of Social Science Research–North Eastern Regional Centre (ICSSR-NERC). A member and for many years Treasurer and Secretary of the North East India History Association. He was nominated in 2005 as Council Member of the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), New Delhi and served two terms
About the Book
The seventeen essays in this collection relate to the Khasi-Jaintias of Meghalaya in North East India and cover a time span from their pre-colonial past, through the colonial era and into more contemporary times. All but one of the essays in this collection were researched and published during the author’s years at NEHU. All the essays have been looked at afresh and updated. The essays do not purport to be a complete modern history of the tribe-there are several areas of their history that have
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements vii Preface ix 1. Periodizing North East India History 1 2. Sources on the History of the Khasi-Jaintias in Libraries and Archives in the United Kingdom 7 3. Technology and Socio-Economic Linkages of the Khasi-Jaintias in Pre-Colonial Times 17 4. Control of the Foothills: Khasi-Jaintia Trade and Markets in the Late Eighteenth Century 29 5. Trade and Markets in the Khasi Jaintia Hills: Changed Conditions in the 19th and 20th Centuries 37 6. Colonialism and Syiemship Su
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