Vedic Books - Purveyors of fine Indological Books! MY ACCOUNT  MY CART  CHECKOUTVedic Books Sale 2011
LiveZilla Live Help
VEDIC BOOKS » TRAVEL » The Seven Sisters of India MY ACCOUNT  |  MY CART  |  CHECKOUT
BOOK SEARCH
BROWSE
BROWSE
AGNIHOTRA
ARTS
ASTROLOGY
AYURVEDA
BIOGRAPHY
BUDDHISM
CHILDRENS BOOKS
COMMUNITIES
COOKING
DIARIES
DIVINATION
EDUCATION
ENVIRONMENT
FRANCAIS
GENERAL
GIFT VOUCHERS
HEALING
HINDI BOOKS
HISTORY
INSPIRATION
JYOTISH
LANGUAGES
MASTERS
MEDITATION
MUSIC
ORGANIC FARMING
PHILOSOPHY
PSYCHOLOGY
RELIGIONS
SANSKRIT
SPIRITUAL TEXTS
SPIRITUALITY
TANTRA
TIBETAN BUDDHISM
TRAVEL
  INDIA
  NEPAL
  SACRED SITES
  TIBET
VASTU
VEDANTA
VEDIC MATHEMATICS
VEGETARIANISM
WOMEN
YOGA
LATEST RELEASES
LATEST RELEASES  more
Meditation A Practical Guidebook
Meditation A Practical Guidebook
$16.49
$12.37
Affiliate Program
Affiliates

Join Now
Affiliate Log In
Affiliate Information
LATEST NEWS
Buddha Jayanti 2011
VEDIC SCIENCE
ON FLOWERS
YOGANANDA BIRTHDAY
ETERNAL WISDOM
DAILY WISDOM

Walking is a very balanced form of daily excercise. Walk daily in nature for balancing and calming mind and body.

More wisdom...

QUICK INFO
About Us
Shipping Info
Behind the Scenes
Vedic Books FAQ
Privacy Notice
Terms & Conditions
Contact Us
WE ACCEPT

The Seven Sisters of India

by Aglaja Stirn and Peter van Ham

No customer reviews yet. ( Be the first )
$153.99 $115.49

This book is no more in print and the publisher has indicated that it will not be reprinting. You can browse similar titles or contact us for a personalised recommendation.


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 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.

The Seven Sisters of India is the first comprehensive and up-to-date survey of the seven isolated and until recently closed to foreigners northeastern states of India lying between Tibet and Burma. The book examines the political and historical background of the seven states¾ Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Manipur and Assam¾ including their local customs, religious practices, and ancient rituals. Over 400 full-color photographs offer a glimpse into the life of these remote cultures, from their traditional architecture and dress to their healing and hunting practices to their ancestral worship and matriarchal culture.

In a region rarely visited by foreigners, numerous ethnicgroups continue a way of life unchanged for centuries. For example, in Arunachal Pradesh, many people practice polygamy. In Manipur, native people perform elaborate, ritual dances to honor village deities and in Nagaland, villagers worship the sun and the moon, to which they attribute human life.

Surrounded by India, China, Tibet, Burma and Bangladesh, Northeast India is extraordinarily diverse, described by the authors as an "ethnological transition zone." The Seven Sisters provinces of India are inhabited by over 500 distinct ethnic groups, some of which have preserved ancient customs, shaman rituals and headhunting traditions. Through photographs and descriptions, The Seven Sisters of India documents the traditions and daily life of the diverse inhabitants of this region, examining the myths and folklore stories connected to present-day practices among different groups. The book discusses both the diversity of the groups and the common traditions which unite them, making for a fascinating exploration of the little known provinces of Northeast Indian.

About the Authors:

Peter van Ham and Aglaja Stirn have traveled extensively in northeast India over the past two decades studying the customs and environment of the native population. In 1996 they were the first western travelers allowed to enter the far northeastern states of India after a decade-long ban for foreign visitors. Their travels in India and Tibet have resulted in numerous lectures and articles, and several books.






Detailed Product Info:

Title: The Seven Sisters of India
Author(s): Aglaja Stirn, Peter van Ham
ISBN: 9788185822778
Year of Publication: 2000
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Help us to improve our product listings by updating product information.
Vedic Books Sales Rank:

Today: 0
Yesterday: 0
Vedic Books Product Explorer

Explore more books in Vedic Books > TRAVEL > INDIA
Vedic Books > TRAVEL
What Do Customers Ultimately Buy After Viewing This Item?

Movements with the Cosmic Dancer 20% buy
Movements with the Cosmic Dancer
$16.39 $12.29
Health In Your Hands : Acupressure and Natural Therapies (2 Vols.) 20% buy
Health In Your Hands : Acupressure and Natural Therapies (2 Vols.)
$12.99 $9.74
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on Indian Independence and on War and Peace 20% buy
Sri Aurobindo and the Mother on Indian Independence and on War and Peace
$4.95 $3.71
The Divine Grace 20% buy
The Divine Grace
$4.95 $3.71
Truth 20% buy
Truth
$4.95 $3.71
Write Review Reviews This title is being reprinted at the moment.
It is available on backorder only.

SHOPPING CART  more
0 items
LOG IN
E-Mail Address:
Password:
Secure Log In
New User
Forgot Password?
TELL A FRIEND
 
Tell someone you know about this book.
RECENTLY VIEWED
The Seven Sisters of India
Predictive Techniques in Varshaphala
Magical Beliefs and Superstitions
Inspiring Songs and Kirtans
A History of Civilisation in Ancient India (2 Vols.)
Chandrakanta: Translation of a Hindi Classic by Pankaj Bhan
Samadhi
Brahadrasarajasundram
Knowledge Freedom and Language
A Glossary of Tantra, Mantra and Yantra
BOOK REVIEWS  more
Write ReviewWrite a review for this book!
ARTICLES

New Articles (0)
All Articles (326)
Aromatherapy (16)
Ayurveda (51)
Diet (22)
Green Building (3)
Green Gardening (9)
Jyotish (10)
Natural Energy (5)
Recycling (2)
Sacred Sites (6)
Saints of India (1)
Spiritual Insight (54)
Sustainability (7)
Vaastu (2)
Vedic Agnihotra (10)
Vedic Culture (22)
Vedic Jyotish (23)
Vedic Maths (6)
Vedic Teachings (27)
Vedic Vaastu (4)
Vegetarianism (12)
Water (5)
World Religions (15)
Yoga (13)
TESTIMONIALS

I appreciate your policies and will be back to order again from Vedic Books. Your customer service is, indeed, wonderful. Thank you, again....
Read more...

Colleen


Subscribe to the Vedic Books Newsletter
Newsletter Sign-Up *Email: *Enter the code shown:
Join our Vedic Books family by subscribing to our newsletter and keeping up with divine wisdom from India.

Earn 5% commission simply by linking to Vedic Books !
Learn More about the Vedic Books Affiliates Program



Follow us on Twitter | Browse the Aisles | Search for a Book | Bestsellers | Specials | Latest Releases | Book of the Moment

Contact Us | Help | My Shopping Cart | My Account | Mailing List | Affiliate Program | Tell-a-Friend | Redeem Voucher | Sitemap | Products RSS Feed

Our International Sites: USA | United Kingdom | South Africa

Our Partner Stores: Madanapalas | Agnihotra Direct | Ayurveda Direct | Panchakarma

Copyright © 2003-2014, Vedic Books | Terms and Conditions

VEDIC BOOKS SUPPORTS:



Jaya Radharani 0.371s