Accepted paper:

Ample of Indigenous Communities in the Cross Road of northern West Bengal state, India

Authors:

Ashok Das Gupta (University of North Bengal )

Paper short abstract:

India is a multicultural country and believes in Unity in Diversity. This paper will focus on presence of so many communities in transnational North Bengal consists of many indigenous communities.

Paper long abstract:

India is a multicultural country and believes in Unity in Diversity. This paper will focus on presence of so many communities in transnational North Bengal consists of many indigenous communities. Some models from World View of indigenous communities are to be discussed here: Koch-Kamboja Model; Kashmir-Tibet Model and Tibeto-Myanmar belt; Himalayas and sub-Himalayan Model; Pundrabardhana-Bogra Model; Aryan innovation; Rajbanshi social fold; East India Model; Bengal Delta Model; Deccan Model; Extreme South of Indian Peninsula; Ancient Trade route; Shahi Model; British India and incorporation of foothills and lower hills from Sikkim-Bhutan Himalayas; Gorkha people; Adivasi People; Formation of Tea estate, Irrigated settled agriculture, Urbanization and notion of Indigenous statehood; (and) Role of Church and Ashrama. These things are to be discussed here.

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Indigenous culture at the cross roads in the Indian subcontinent