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/

Video | Film series on Spectacular India: “The people of Manipur believe that they are the descendants of celestial musicians” – Seven Sister States

Celestial Dancers of Manipur Perhaps the finest surviving example of traditions of ‘Bhakti’ in India, is the ‘Raasa Lila’ of Manipur. Source: ‘Spectacular India’ series film no 10 (Excerpts) – YouTubeAddress: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOS3A5xbQj4Date Visited: Sat Dec 03 2016 11:14:59 GMT+0100 (CET) … Continue reading

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Video | Khasi musical heritage of Meghalaya – introduction

Watch a series of short videos portraits researched and filmed by Gayatri Indira Vijaysimha and Dev Narayan Chaudhuri (Tata Institute of Social Sciences Mumbai): young and senior members of the Khasi community who enjoy music making for a variety of … Continue reading

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Video | “Art is at the heart of every society”: An Indian student’s journey across tribal art in North East India

Created by Camille Rolin Edited with the help of TRISNA FILMS : www.trisnafilms.comhttps://www.trisnafilms.com/journey-ac…Published on Jun 7, 2014 Journey across tribal art in North East India is a visual anthropology documentary project based on the study on clothing, arts & crafts, … Continue reading

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“The North East Indian region has never been an isolated backwater” – Food production and animal domestication since the Neolithic Revolution

“Who lived here?”, “when did they live here?”, “what culture did they have?” and “how did their culture change?” are just some of the questions posed by Prehistory and Archaeology of Northeast India, a book that probes the origins of … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage – Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, recognized as one of the hotspots of biodiversity is home to a range of economically important plants. Some of these plant species have found use in the preparation of natural dyes. Natural dyes are colourants having several applications … Continue reading

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