While face to face with the socio-cultural life and the natural panorama of Arunachal, one generally feels motivated and highly delighted to write about its picturesque landscape. A number of efforts have been made to pen down the different fiestas of the state. This book aims to create beliefs of the highlighting cultural fiestas of Arunachal to broaden its impact worldwide. In the title, its various meaning implies the basis upon which such faiths and practices arise. It is obvious that this book will not only enthuse the well-versed readers but will also enrich them further for more information regarding the rich cultural heritage, traditions and beliefs of the entire state.
Guptajit Pathak (b 1975) got his first Master's Degree in 1997, a first class second position holder from University of pune and M. Phil degree in History in 2006 from Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu. His subject was - "Role of Assamese Women in Indian Independence Movement with special Reference to Kanaklata Barua: A Study". He did Master's in Political Science and Sociology too with B.Ed. At present, he is pursuing his Ph.D Degree in the Department of History. Mr. Pathak has been teaching History since 1997 in Pachim Borigog Anchalik College, Baranghati, Kamrup, Assam, under Gauhati University till he joined in the Department of Political Science in Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India in 2002. Presently, he is holding the post of Head, Faculty of Social Sciences in the same institution. He has worked among Adi and Apatani tribal of Arunachal Pradesh. To his credit, he has 30 books on History, Political Science, Public Administration, Social Studies, Poetry, Children's Book, Tribal Women in North-East (Assamese language), Tribal Dances of Arunachal, etc. and about 200 articles / papers / poems on state and national level publications. His research interest basically covers art and craft, dances, cultures and festivals of North-East, North-East tourism etc. Mr. Pathak is also a Correspondent from Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh of "Darshan" News magazine, published from Guwahati, Assam, and a member of Textbook Development Committee of Political Science, New Delhi, India. Raju Gogoi (b. 1977) in Kohima, Nagaland (India) took his Master's Degree in English with First Class. The author had earlier served in 'Amguri College', Sivasagar, under Dibrugarh University, Assam, as a Lecturer, Deptt. of English for about three years. At present, he is holding the post of Head, Faculty of English in Donyi-Polo Vidya Bhawan, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
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