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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Assam. Department of Economics and
Report on rural economic survey in United K. & J.
Published By: Original publisher
Shillong, India: The Government Press. 1963. 2, 155 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
Assam. Department of Economics and Statistics
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 1996. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Composition of population (162);
Cultural participation (184);
Land use (311);
Real property (423);
Borrowing and lending (426);
Renting and leasing (427);
Production and supply (433);
Income and demand (434);
Occupational specialization (463);
Labor supply and employment (464);
Standard of living (511);
Community structure (621);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This survey report gives a general description of the
economic situation of the Khasi people as found in 1958, and provides a great amount of
statistical material on its specific features. Before the 1948 division of the Indian
sub-continent into India and Pakistan, the Khasis enjoyed a prosperous economy. Their main
income had come through the sale of agricultural products (mostly oranges, betelnut and
betel leaves, rice, and potatoes) to an area which belongs now to Bangladesh. Due to the
division, the Khasis who live on the Indian side of the border have lost their market.
Various measures to boost up the desperate economic situation which have been undertaken by
the Indian government have not shown any noticeable effect.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sigrid Khera ; Dubravka Schmalzbauer ; 1970-1974
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
United Khasi and Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya,
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Khasi (Indic people)