The Garos in Transition by P.C. Kar


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This book deals with the socio-economic economic changes in the life of the Garos,matrilineal tribe of Meghalaya in Eastern India, from the point of view of Economic Anthropology.discussing the importance of Economic Anthropology in the study of primitive people in transition and making a systematic study of the tradition of the traditional Garo society and economy the author explains how at the growing crisis of shifting cultivation and shortage of land, i.e,   of the traditional source of livelihood, the Garos have been endeavouring to develop different alternatives for living and have thereby promoted a gradual monetisation of not only the livelihood activities but also of their socio-cultural activities taking advantage of the continuous inter actions of a host of exogenous and endogenous forces.

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