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A Contemporary Ethnography


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ISBN : 8170205697


Author : S. M. Channa


Pages : 328 pp


Year of Publishing : 1992


Binding : Hardcover


Publisher : Cosmo Publications

Nagaland is one of the prominent states of the North-Eastern Region of India. The abode of several well known tribes— it has evoked both scholarly and administrative interest right from early British times. Much ethnographic documents exist with regard to Nagaland but contemporary Nagaland is in a state off tremendous flux in social, political, religious and economic spheres. Comparatively less material is being generated about the changing aspects off Naga life. This book is an attempt to fill in a void this regard.

The editor of this volume has made an effort to bring together some original articles on Nagaland which cover various aspects of life in the region, dealing with diverse topics such as village structure, religion, ethnomedicine, material culture, women, agrarian structure, political consciousness and social change. Some of the articles are based on first hand field data collected from an Angami Naga village. Other articles are based on the varied field and theoretical knowledge of the autho

An attempt has been made to bring out the point of view off Naga scholars with regard to the politico-economic status of Nagaland. The emerging Naga consciousness with regard to their own position within the Nation state of India is an important highlight of this volume.

The book also focuses on the evolving methodology with regard to ethnography from classical to the modern era; including one article on the latest video disc technology and consequent shift in methodology.

The book should be of interest to all scholars interested in tribes, the North-Eastern region, anthropologists and sociologists as well as political scientists and development planne.

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