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Arunachal
Peoples, Arts and Adornments in India's Eastern Himalayas
Paper Type: 130 gsm Art paper (matt) | Size: 296 mm x 222 mm
All colour; 335 photographs; 236 pages; Hardback
ISBN-10: 9383098007 | ISBN-13: 978-93-83098-00-2
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India's eastern-most state of Arunachal Pradesh, moulded out of the mountainous regions of Assam, is incomparable to any other place in the world due to its ethnic diversity and beautiful and varied natural landscapes. Unexplored rainforest, home to over a hundred different indigenous tribes, farmers whose culture and way of life are largely influenced by Buddhism, both from Tibet and Burma. Ancient traditions including polygamy, the family and its place within tribal culture, honor, conflict and animal sacrifice, head hunting have all survived here. As the first book to explore this area Arunachal: peoples, arts and adornment in India's Eastern Himalayas is the result of 10 years of travel and meticulous recording of the people, Geography, History, society and culture; beautifully illuminated by wonderful photography, it tells the incredible story of an ancient and magical part of India that until now, has remained largely hidden from the world outside.



Peter Van Ham
Peter Van Ham
Author

Peter van Ham is an educator and producer of musical and visual media in Frankfurt. He is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic and the Royal Geographical Societies, London, as well as of the prestigious Explorers Club in New York City. Peter van Ham has written several books and articles on regions of the Himalayas and is active in curating exhibitions on the subjects of his research. This is his fifth book on North-East India.