Gift quality, Fine. 31 cm. A superior copy without defect. Clean, unmarked pages. Fine binding and cover. Hardcover and dust jacket. "This is the first comprehensive publication
on India's remote Northeast, the area comprising seven states stretching from Tibet in the north to Myanmar (Burma) in the south, among them Nagaland, Meghalaya and Assam." "This area is known as "The Seven Sisters of India"--A region which for many years was closed to foreigners." "The Seven Sisters of India provides a detailed and balanced picture of life in this remote region, which was last examined some 50 years ago. At that time reports were limited in scope, and customs such as head-hunting were given undue emphasis." "Individual chapters focus on the different aspects of life, religious belief and ritual. The geography of this region of contrasts, the origins of its people, their houses, the cult of the sun and the moon, ancestor worship, weaving, dance, beliefs connected to head-hunting and matriarchal structures are among those aspects given special attention." <br><br> Contents: 1. The seven sisters of India --2. The indigenous peoples of northeast Indea and their origins --3. The Apa Tanis --4. The peoples of the sun and moon --5. The house --the womb --6. In heaven as on earth --7. All is color and motion --8. Poetry, devotion and strength --9. Words of the shaman in a jungle of spirits --10. High religion and magicians --11. I am the tiger, the buffalo is my sister --12. Fertility through stones and heads, power through pain --13. Women's mysterious realm.
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