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Assam : Land and People

R. Gopalakrishnan, Omsons, 2000, 300 p, maps, $44.00 (Includes free airmail shipping)

Assam : Land and People/R. Gopalakrishnan

Contents: Preface. 1. Introduction. 2. Geology. 3. Economic geology. 4. Physiography. 5. Climate. 6. Drainage. 7. Natural vegetation. 8. Soils. 9. Infrastructure-agriculture. 10. Land tenure and land reforms. 11. Agriculture. 12. Infrastructure-power and transport. 13. Industries. 14. Development of small scale industries. 15. Khadi and village industries. 16. Co-operative movement. 17. Population. 18. Immigration. 19. Reorganisation. Select bibliography. Maps.

“This book, Assam-land and people, represents reflections on basic attributes of the state and its society. It expresses personal views, interpretation and understanding. It puts forth a case to argue or possibly more cases. Above all, it is an attempt to place the contemporary instances in a geographical perspective as an alternative to the all too common approach to the problems of the state. The latter frequently ignores the background to current developments.” (jacket)

[R. Gopalakrishnan is at present Professor and Head Department of Geography at North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He has also written Arunachal Pradesh-Land and People and Meghalaya-Land and People.]

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