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.

  • Evangelising the Nation: Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity book cover

    Evangelising the Nation

    Religion and the Formation of Naga Political Identity

    By John Thomas

    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, ‘…

    Paperback – 2017-11-07 
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

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

    Legal Pluralism and Indian Democracy

    Tribal Conflict Resolution Systems in Northeast India

    Edited by Melvil Pereira, Bitopi Dutta, Binita Kakati

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Rethinking Economic Development in Northeast India: The Emerging Dynamics book cover

    Rethinking Economic Development in Northeast India

    The Emerging Dynamics

    Edited by Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-02-07
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    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Agriculture and a Changing Environment in Northeastern India book cover

    Agriculture and a Changing Environment in Northeastern India

    Edited by Sumi Krishna

    India’s northeastern region, forged by a unique geological history and peopled by several waves of migration, is extraordinarily complex. Farming systems in the hills and the riverine plains are embedded in a heterogeneous environment, comprising forests, wetlands and fields, shaped over centuries…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Unfolding Crisis in Assam’s Tea Plantations: Employment and Occupational Mobility book cover

    Unfolding Crisis in Assam’s Tea Plantations

    Employment and Occupational Mobility

    By Deepak K. Mishra, Vandana Upadhyay, Atul Sarma

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India

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

    Education and Society in a Changing Mizoram

    The Practice of Pedagogy

    By Lakshmi Bhatia

    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…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
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    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Conflict and Reconciliation: The Politics of Ethnicity in Assam book cover

    Conflict and Reconciliation

    The Politics of Ethnicity in Assam

    By Uddipana Goswami

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-12-21
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    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Colonialism and Resistance: Society and State in Manipur book cover

    Colonialism and Resistance

    Society and State in Manipur

    Edited by Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba

    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,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
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    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Northeastern India and Its Neighbours: Negotiating Security and Development book cover

    Northeastern India and Its Neighbours

    Negotiating Security and Development

    By Rakhee Bhattacharya

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-12-12
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    Transition in Northeastern India

  • Becoming a Borderland: The Politics of Space and Identity in Colonial Northeastern India book cover

    Becoming a Borderland

    The Politics of Space and Identity in Colonial Northeastern India

    By Sanghamitra Misra

    This book discusses the politics of space and identity in the borderlands of northeastern India between the early 1800s and the 1930s. Critiquing contemporary post-colonial histories where this region emerges as fragments, this book sees these perspectives as continuing to be entrapped in a…

    Paperback – 2014-10-24
    Routledge India
    Transition in Northeastern India