Revisiting Traditional Institutions in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills

Traditional institutions in the Khasi-Jaintia society are "living organisms" which have existed for centuries and internally evolved from one phase to another. Despite having come into contact with newer and more modern forms of administration, they continue to exist, backed by local publi...

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Main Author: Lyngdoh, Charles Reuben (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2016
Edition:1st ed
Online Access: Volltext
Parallel Edition:Print version: Lyngdoh, Charles Reuben: Revisiting Traditional Institutions in the Khasi-Jaintia Hills. - Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publishing,c2016. - 9781443899697
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Summary:Traditional institutions in the Khasi-Jaintia society are "living organisms" which have existed for centuries and internally evolved from one phase to another. Despite having come into contact with newer and more modern forms of administration, they continue to exist, backed by local public opinion that has called for their continuity amidst diminishing responsibility and utility.This collection of papers explores the landscapes of traditional institutions that exist in the present Khasi and Jaintia Hills in Meghalaya, India. The chapters blend oral tradition with historical records and available sources from secondary literature. They examine the interplay of power and functions between the constitutional authorities, such as the state government, and the Autonomous District Councils and traditional authorities represented by the traditional institutions
Intro -- Table of Contents -- List of Tables -- Preface -- List of Contributors -- Chapter One -- Chapter Two -- Chapter Three -- Chapter Four -- Chapter Five -- Chapter Six -- Chapter Seven -- Chapter Eight -- Chapter Nine -- Chapter Ten -- Chapter Eleven -- Chapter Twelve -- Chapter Thirteen -- Chapter Fourteen -- Chapter Fifteen
ISBN:1443857629