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North-eastern India as a Frontier

Becoming Assamese: Colonialism and New Subjectivities in Northeast India by Madhumita Sengupta, Routledge India, 2016; pp 290, 1,095.


Meghalaya: Abode of Unruly Politics

Unruly Hills: Nature and Nation in India's Northeast by Bengt G Karlsson (New Delhi: Social Science Press and Orient Blackswan), 2011; pp 336, Rs 695

Rape of Justice in Shopian

It appears that the Indian state’s mantra, when it comes to dealing with minorities, Kashmiris and the peoples of northeast is that “justice must not be done, and it must never be seen to be done”.

Interrogating the 'Region'

the prime cultural resource for forging a modern, Maharashtrian regional identity

Thinking through 'Region'

The concept of "region" in ways, explicit and implicit, has framed academic practices in the social sciences. A recent workshop focused on the category of region by raising new questions and speculating on directions for future research. Among the concerns raised, some related to region and its specificity to a location; how language and history shape region; the relativity of identities and practices to region; the region as a "fragment" within a larger national space or identity and how cinematic representations give an added dimension to the concept of region.

The Nature of Colonial Intervention in the Naga Hills, 1840-80

Naga Hills, 1840-80 Sanghamitra Misra Were laissez-faire and non-interference the characteristics of colonial rule in the Naga Hills? The writings of that period official sources, ethnographic accounts, travelogues and missionary accounts suggest some answers. The strategic location of the area and its mineral and natural resources, besides tea. made the hills economically attractive to the colonial state. Though coercive force was minimised there was a process of cultural construction which transformed the indigenous social fabric of the region.

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