Characteristics In Garo

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MYTHS AND ARCHETYPES IN GARO (A∙CHIK) FOLK NARRATIVES: A SELECT STUDY LUCY R. MARAK (Publishing House) This work is dedicated… To my beloved father, the Late Mr. Francis Cheran who valued art and education and inculcated the same in me! Foreword This work is revised version of the Thesis submitted by the author to the North Eastern Hill University, for which, she was awarded the degree of the Doctor of Philosophy in the department of English. Ever since the first contact of the Europeans with the Garos in the second half of the 18th century, there had been spurt of interests among the European and later Indian Administrators and Scholars in studying and doing researches on various aspects of Garo life and culture. Out of the multitude of the publications, mention can be made of John Eliot’s “Observations on the inhabitations of Garrow Hills made during a public deputation in the years 1788-89”; Hamilton’s “An account of Assam, 1808-09”; A. White’s “A Memoir of Late David Scot,” 1832; A. Playfair’s “The Garos”, 1909; Robbins Burling’s “Rengsanggre”; 1963, Chie Nakane’s “Garo and Khasi”, 1961; Erik de Maaker’s “Negotiating Life”, etc. Mr. Dewansing Rongmithu’s Monumental works like: “The Folktales of the Garos”, 1960 and “Epic Lore of the Garos”, 1967 and “Apasong Agana”, 1970 evoked further interests among the scholars. The establishment of North-Eastern Hill University Campus at Tura opened up wider avenues for more in-depth studies
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