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Transition in Northeastern India

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The uniquely diverse landscapes, societies and cultures of northeastern India, forged through complex bio-geographic and socio-political forces, are now facing rapid transition. This series focuses on the processes and practices that have shaped, and are shaping, the peoples’ identities, outlook, institutions, and economy. Eschewing the homogenising term ‘North East’, which was imposed on the region in a particular political context half a century ago, the series title refers to the ‘northeastern’ region to more accurately reflect its heterogeneity. Seeking to explore how the ‘mainstream’ and the ‘margins’ impact each other, the series foregrounds both historical and contemporary research on the region including the Eastern Himalaya, the adjoining hills and valleys, the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura. It publishes original, reflective studies that draw upon different disciplines and approaches, and combine empirical and theoretical insights to make scholarship accessible for general readers and to help deepen the understanding of academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

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Understanding Social Sustainability in a Hill Town Water Governance in Shillong

Understanding Social Sustainability in a Hill Town: Water Governance in Shillong

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By Bankerlang Kharmylliem
September 24, 2024

Nestled amidst rolling hills, Shillong, the Himalayan capital city of Meghalaya in India’s northeast, faces a growing challenge of water scarcity. This timely book examines the role of urban and traditional village councils (the Khasi dorbar shnong) in shaping equitable water distribution and ...

Conservation Landscapes and Human Well-Being Sustainable Development in the Eastern Himalayas

Conservation Landscapes and Human Well-Being: Sustainable Development in the Eastern Himalayas

1st Edition

Edited By Siddhartha Krishnan
September 25, 2023

The Himalayas are said to be the youngest mountain ranges in the world. This book studies the well-being of the eastern Himalayan forest-dwellers in terms of their capabilities and functioning. Using Amartya Sen’s and Martha Nussbaum’s Capabilities Approach, it examines the educational and health ...

Mining, Displacement, and Matriliny in Meghalaya Gendered Transitions

Mining, Displacement, and Matriliny in Meghalaya: Gendered Transitions

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By Bitopi Dutta
September 25, 2023

This book studies how Development-Induced Displacement (DID) radically restructures gender relations in indigenous tribal societies. Through an indepth case study of the Indian state of Meghalaya, one of the few matrilineal societies of the world, it analyses how people cope with conflicts in their...

Breaking Barriers in Post-independence India A Journey out of the Northeast

Breaking Barriers in Post-independence India: A Journey out of the Northeast

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By Falguni Rajkumar
March 24, 2023

This book looks at India of the 1950s and 1960s while it was still emerging from two centuries of colonial rule and striving to come together as a nation. It critically explores the history of nationalism and identity in Northeastern India, a region with diverse ethnolinguistic communities and ...

Rethinking Economic Development in Northeast India The Emerging Dynamics

Rethinking Economic Development in Northeast India: The Emerging Dynamics

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Edited By Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay
July 12, 2019

Economic development of frontier and remote regions has long been a central theme of development studies. This book examines the development experience in the northeastern region in India in relation to the processes of globalisation and liberalisation of the economy. Bringing together researchers ...

Northeastern India and Its Neighbours Negotiating Security and Development

Northeastern India and Its Neighbours: Negotiating Security and Development

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By Rakhee Bhattacharya
April 25, 2019

This book explores � through extensive fieldwork � the link between development and security, critical to India�s Northeast, within the context of the cross-border space it shares with China, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Bhutan, and Nepal. For a long-term sustainable solution to serious issues that include...

Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India

Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy: Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India

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Edited By Melvil Pereira, Bitopi Dutta, Binita Kakati
March 28, 2019

This book offers a multifaceted look at Northeast India and the customs and traditions that underpin its legal framework. The book: charts the transition of traditions from colonial rule to present day, through constitutionalism and the consolidation of autonomous identities, as well as outlines ...

Colonialism and Resistance Society and State in Manipur

Colonialism and Resistance: Society and State in Manipur

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Edited By Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba
December 04, 2017

Part of the ‘Transition in Northeastern India’ series, this volume critically explores how Northeast India, especially Manipuri society, responded to colonial rule. It studies the interplay between colonialism and resistance to provide an alternative understanding of colonialism on the one hand, ...

Evangelising the Nation Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity

Evangelising the Nation: Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity

1st Edition

By John Thomas
November 28, 2017

Northeast India has witnessed several nationality movements during the 20th century. The oldest and one of the most formidable has been that of the Nagas — inhabiting the hill tracts between the Brahmaputra river in India and the Chindwin river in Burma (now Myanmar). Rallying behind the slogan, ‘...

Education and Society in a Changing Mizoram The Practice of Pedagogy

Education and Society in a Changing Mizoram: The Practice of Pedagogy

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By Lakshmi Bhatia
January 21, 2016

Located in the domain of cultural politics, the book with rich ethnographical data from Mizoram, a lesser known and understood state, brings the community, state and culture to centre-stage, along with family and stratification of the sociological discourse in education. The book argues for a ...

Unfolding Crisis in Assam's Tea Plantations Employment and Occupational Mobility

Unfolding Crisis in Assam's Tea Plantations: Employment and Occupational Mobility

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By Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay, Atul Sarma
January 21, 2016

As the Indian economy integrates into global circuits of production, exchange and accumulation, the burdens of adjustment are shared unequally by different sectors, classes and regions. This study unravels the livelihood strategies and living conditions of labour in the tea gardens of Assam. The ...

Conflict and Reconciliation The Politics of Ethnicity in Assam

Conflict and Reconciliation: The Politics of Ethnicity in Assam

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By Uddipana Goswami
December 21, 2015

Diverging from reductionist studies of Northeast India and its multifarious conflicts, this book presents an exclusive and intricate, empirical and theoretical study of Assam as a conflict zone. It traces the genesis and evolution of the ethnic and nationalistic politics in the state, and explores ...

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