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This front matter section of the books Tribal Architecture in Northeast India contains a list of contents, acknowledgements, a list of maps, drawings and photographs, and a glossary. The book discusses tribal architecture of northeast India. The architecture provides a purity of form and materials, reciprocity between human needs and environmental possibilities. Local people have an impressive knowledge of the different types of mud and stone, the many varieties of wood and bamboo, the various kinds of cane, and the several grasses, rice stalks or palm leaves. Good and different examples of this local knowledge at work are the detailing of walls in Garo houses and Sherdukpen houses, a Tagin house and a Wancho house. The map section includes: Northeast India map. The drawing section includes: Composite drawing: comparison of traditional house-plans of Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal pradesh.

Keywords: Northeast India; Tribal Architecture



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