A perspective from within- Views on Tribal Towns: Subra Chakma

Interviews on tribal town This interview is conducted during my one week view to Shillong, Meghalaya situated in the Northeast of India. The main objectives of this interviews is to get an understanding of the tribal peoples perspective on Tribal Towns and the emerging urbanization in the tribal areas.    

Special Policies on North-East India

6th Schedule: The 6th Schedule contains provisions as to the administration of tribal areas in the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram. The aim of a constitutional set up for the tribal areas of the Northeast was to “see that the aspirations of the people of the area are met, on the one hand,…

Urban Policies and Programmes in India

There is a rapid growing of cities and urban centres in India during the past decades. One of the startling facts of India’s urban history is that most of the cities and towns have grown on their own. Policy and programmes to some extent affected the big urban centres, but the small cities and towns…

Smart City Mission-India, 2015: Subra Chakma

  Cities are considered as engines of growth since the industrial period. India, being a developing country is going through mass shift from rural to urban because the seen as a source of economic opportunities and employment. “The urban population in India increased from around 27.8% (286 million) in 2001 to 31.2% (377 million) in…

History of the North East Tribes: Subra C

North-East India which has the largest number of the Mongoloid Tribals,  settling in the hilly regions and some parts of the plains in the north-east of India. The states consists of Mizoram, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Assam, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim, it is bounded by China and Bhutan in the North, Mayanmar is the south-east…

Trade in Meghalaya: Subra Chakma

Photo: Subra Chakma Meghalaya located in the Northeast of India, state that share it’s border with Assam on the north and east sides and with Bangladesh on the south and west sides. Meghalaya has a good production of coal, limestone, kaolin feldspar, quartz, granite, industrial clay, etc. It’s exports it’s goods to other neighboring stated…

Visiting Shillong: Subra C

For this semester field work i had decided to continue my work on tribal town from my previous Thematic Placement by getting to explore some of the tribal town and getting to know the individual views on tribal towns. Visit to Shillong the city of Meghalaya which is known for its pleasant cold weather as…

Chandel: Subra C

Chandel district came into existence on 13 May 1974 as Tengnoupal District. In 1983 the district headquarter was shifted to Chandel, and subsequently it was renamed as Chandel district. Chandel District lies in the south-eastern part of Manipur at 24o40’ N Latitude and 93o50’E Longitude. It came into existence on May 13, 1947. It is…

STORIES OF SMALL TOWN, BIG TOWN AND TRIBAL TOWN IN ADIVASI AREAS: Priyanka S

Kuruwa – my village is! My village is destroyed, displaced… And recreated thrice, My language, my knowledge and my culture… Is already vanished, This is development! And now… We are civilised… Mainstreamised! But actually… We are a destroyed lot, Forests are gone… Now I see forest from distance… Or in the retold stories once I…

Ukhrul: Subra C

Source: Achan Ukhrul  is a town in Ukhrul district  in the state of Manipur, India. Ukhrul district is known as the home of the Tangkhul Naga (Tangkhuls belong to the great Mongolian race which is spread all over the World. Linguistically, they belong to a large language family called Sino-Tibetan, within that family to the sub-family Tibeto-Burman)….