Sunday, 12 January 2020

Book Review - Sonorous Tunes and Swaying Torsos - Dr. Utpal K Banerjee

Folk Traditions of Northeast India
By Biren Baruah and Suman Swaragi
Shubhi Publications
479, Sector 14, Gurugram-122 001, Haryana
ISBN: 9788182903074
Price Rs. 1495

"The Seven Sisters" of the North-East India (comprising Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and the large state of Assam), plus the native kingdom of Sikkim added in 1975- with their low-lying Khasi, Jaintia, Lushai, Garo and Naga Hills, and the sprawling Barrack and Brahmaputra Valleys - offer an undulating physical topography. This beauteous landscape offers a human settlement that dates back to the Austro-Asiatic languages, followed by Tibeto-Burmese population and then the Indo-Aryan speakers from the Gangetic plains, half a millennium before Christ.

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