North East India: Historical and Political Profile: Indigenous People’s Struggle & Identity Crisis


Scientific Study, 2020

86 Pages, Grade: 9+


Abstract or Introduction

This monograph elucidates the core features of North East India such as ecology, demography, language, family, marriage, kinship, economic practices, and religion as also complex issues of ethnic conflict, identity politics, immigration problem, insurgency, peace parleys and concerns of development and governance. This monograph aims to update and critically blend empirical facts with official documents. Especially meant to introduce the readers with basic disposition of this frontier region, this monograph also discusses how the region is gradually experiencing the democratization process and economic advancement in the backdrop of rampant ethnic dissent, backwardness, poverty and protracted neglect of the nation-state. It also aims to dispel prevailing prejudices and misunderstandings about northeast and its vibrant cultures.

Details

Title
North East India: Historical and Political Profile: Indigenous People’s Struggle & Identity Crisis
Course
Social Anthropology
Grade
9+
Author
Year
2020
Pages
86
Catalog Number
V515000
ISBN (eBook)
9783346111203
ISBN (Book)
9783346111210
Language
English
Notes
People of Northeast India are racially regarded as closer to Southeast Asia hence their distance from the ‘mainstream’. This study reveals how indigeneity, ethnicity and territorial factors remain persistent themes in the postcolonial identity politics of Northeast India, which were reinforced by factors such as emergence of middle class, formal education, Christianity and an in-group sentiment. Author argues that an end to ethnic conflicts in Northeast should result in making border area a passageway linking India to the rest of Asia, economically and culturally.
Tags
South-Southeast Asia Borderlands, Northeast India, Ethnicity, Ethnic Conflict and Identity Politics
Quote paper
Nava Kishor Das (Author), 2020, North East India: Historical and Political Profile: Indigenous People’s Struggle & Identity Crisis, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/515000

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