Politics of identity and nation building in Northeast India
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Published by South Asian Publishers in New Delhi .
Written in English



  • India, Northeastern


  • India, Northeastern -- Politics and government -- Congresses.,
  • India, Northeastern -- Ethnic relations -- Congresses.

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About the Edition

Anthology of papers presented at a seminar held in the Department of Political Science, Dibrugarh University, Assam in November 1995.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement[edited by] Girin Phukon, N.L. Dutta.
ContributionsPhukon, Girin., Dutta, Nikunjalata, 1951-
LC ClassificationsDS483.8 .P66 1997
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 193 p. ;
Number of Pages193
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL320431M
ISBN 108170032105
LC Control Number97901014

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This chapter examines how various brands of identity politics in North-East India since colonial days have served to create the basis for exclusion of groups, resulting in various forms of rifts, often envisaged in binary terms: majority-minority; sons of the soil-immigrants; locals-outsiders; tribal-non-tribal; hills-plains; inter-tribal; and by: 2. This paper, published by the Bangladesh e-Journal of Sociology, analyses how identity politics have served to marginalise and exclude different groups in North-East India. These exclusions often assume a binary form, with oppositions including majority-minority, ‘sons of the soil’-immigrants, locals-outsiders, tribal-non-tribal, hills-plains, inter-tribal and intra-tribal. Local people’s. (). Nation-building and the political impasse in India’s north-eastern region. Asian Ethnicity: Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. Author: Ningthoujam Rameshchandra. Basu, Kaushik, and Subrahmanyam, eds., Unravelling the Nation: Sectarian Conflict and India's Secular Identity (New Delhi: Penguin Books, ) Bhatnagar, V., Dutta, N.C., ed., Politics of Identity and Nation Building in North-East India (New The BJP and the Compulsions of Politics in India .

to understand ethnic assertions in northeast India in the context of rampant social exclusion taking place in the region. Keywords: Social Exclusion, Ethnicity, Nation-Building, Tribal Community, Extremism. N ortheast India is known to other parts of India and world as the hotpot of ethnic violence, extremism and insurgency. The region. the politics of the Northeast, (2) the shifting paradigms of identity and Resolving the Crisis of Citizenship in Northeast India” 2. Ravi Hemadri: “Civil Society Initiatives and the Indian State in the which are common in the process of linking up nation-building and globalisation. India: The Struggle of Identity Politics in India. 1. Introduction: Imagining Nation in Plural Form. The phenomenon of a nation is predominantly understood in its singular, homogenised form. The idea of ‘Progress’ is centrally linked to the idea of the homogenised form of a nation-state. 2. Tnd1a's Identity Politics: Then and Now reforms would have encountered much greater political difficulty than they actually did. 1. The Framework of Identity Politics How should we understand the foundations of identity politics, in India or elsewhere?£ After the Second World War, the expectation of statesmen like Nehru, or scholars, who later came to be known as modernization theorists.

North East India: Historical and Political Profile: Indigenous People’s Struggle & Identity Crisis Course Social Anthropology Grade 9+ Author Nava Kishor Das (Author) Year Pages 86 Catalog Number V ISBN (eBook) ISBN (Book) Language English Notes. Books shelved as northeast-india: Writing on the Wall: Reflections on the North-East by Sanjoy Hazarika, Debating Race in Contemporary India by Duncan Mc. Phukon, Girin, and N. L Dutta, eds. Politics of Identity and Nation Building in Northeast India. New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, New Delhi: South Asian Publishers, Encyclopedia of India. The exclusion from the idea of national belonging has led to two interrelated developments: first, the boundaries of the politics of belonging has been strongly contested and challenged by the Northeast migrants, and second, the Northeast migrants have started identity-making in which they have discovered and constructed ‘difference’.