Category Archives: Seven Sister States & Sikkim – North Eastern Council

“The uniqueness of northeast states of India lies in their cultures. Each state stands out in terms of its practices.” – Arka Roy Chowdhury (Times Travel, 18 June 2018)
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/destinations/northeast-tourism-reasons-why-you-should-definitely-visit-the-seven-sister-states/as64634582.cms
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=25942

“There is undoubtedly ample evidence to lay claim upon the fact that the North East Indian region has never been an isolated backwater even during prehistoric times. To perceive life, culture and politics of the region in terms of just Euro-centric dogmas would simply be facile.” – Dhrijyoti Kalita reviewing Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India by Manjil Hazarika (Scroll.in, 3 March 2019)
https://scroll.in/article/915071/this-essential-book-on-the-prehistory-of-no
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=45657

“The idea of creation of Zonal Councils was mooted by the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1956 […] ‘to develop the habit of cooperative working’ among these States. […] The North Eastern States i.e. (i) Assam (ii) Arunachal Pradesh (iii) Manipur (iv) Tripura (v) Mizoram (vi) Meghalaya (vii) Nagaland and (viii) Sikkim are part of North Eastern Council, set up under the North Eastern Council Act, 1972.” –  Government of India in “Zonal Councils” (accessed 3 April 2021)
https://www.mha.gov.in/sites/default/files/ZCS-CitiCharter-130710_0.pdf
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?page_id=20801

Please note: The Inter-State Council Secretariat is headed by a Secretary to the Government of India; neither the “North Eastern Council” nor any of the above “North Eastern States” are mentioned on its official website under “Zonal Councils – Composition” & “Zonal Councils – Genesis” “last updated on 04/08/2016” (accessed 4 May 2021)
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/composition-2/
http://interstatecouncil.nic.in/genesis/

eBook | Online resource: “Tribes of India: The Struggle for Survival” by Christoph Fürer-Haimendorf

This book tells of observations among Indian tribal populations spanning the period from 1940 to 1980. Ever since 1936, when a study of the Konyak Nagas marked the beginning of my career as an anthropological field-worker, I have maintained contacts with Indian … Continue reading

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The term ‘Adivasi’: Neither an equivalent to ‘Tribe’ nor used in the Indian Constitution – Mainstream Weekly

By J.J. Roy Burman, Mainstream, Vol XLVII, No 32, July 25, 2009 In India the term ‘Adivasi’ has gained immense popularity in the last few decades to identify the tribes. This term is more commonly brought to use by the NGO … Continue reading

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Poet and novelist Mamang Dai: A member of a tribe of “ten thousand messengers / carrying the whispers of the world” – Arunachal Pradesh

Mamang Dai (India, 1957) is a poet and novelist. She lives in Itanagar in the North-east Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. She has one collection of poetry, River Poems, to her credit. Her next collection, Midsummer-Survival Lyrics, is due for publication in … Continue reading

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A martial arts festival that keep a tradition alive and profitable for practitioners: Tournaments conducted by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association – Meghalaya

In hilly Shillong, dream-interpreting locals and tribal archers combine to practise ‘Teer’ gambling | To view more photos and read the full story, click here >> The capital of Meghalaya likes to bet big and it’s not on cricket, horse-racing or teen patti … Continue reading

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Celebrating nature with the Digaru Mishmi community: The Tamladu festival (February) – Arunachal Pradesh

[…] The Digaru Mishmis are one of the ancient tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. […] Tamladu Festival is prayer that is offered to the God of Earth and the God of Water. The tribal people believe in nature worship and according … Continue reading

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