Thirteenth to Eighteenth centuries constitute a very crucial phase of the history of North East India. Many significant developments took place during this period and, hence deserve the attention of historians to a great degree. Unfortunately, several consequential areas have remained unattended. Most of the studies done so far center around and focus on political and cultural developments. The Department of History, North-Eastern Hill University has always considered the socio-economic context in which various institutions emerged and developed as a desideratum of itís thrust area for research activities.
In the present volume, scholars of the region as well as outside it have tried to focus their attention on society and economy for an integrated view of the socio-economic, cultural and political history of the region. Each theme covered by the essays can be developed in full length studies in course of time by the contributors themselves or other scholars, for which the sources and the methods of enquiry and analysis have been indicated by the respective scholars.