Transition in Northeastern India

Series Editor: Sumi Krishna

The uniquely diverse landscapes, societies and cultures of north eastern India, forged through complex bio-geographic and socio-political forces, are now facing rapid transition. Yet, popular and academic perceptions tend to be limited primarily to the various conflicts in the region. This series, therefore, aims to broaden the focus to the processes and practices that have shaped, and are shaping, the people’s 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 ‘north eastern region’ to more accurately reflect its heterogeneity and the varied issues confronting its diverse peoples. The series will encompass a broad rubric of themes related to culture, social relations, human and economic development, the environment, technology, governance and juridical systems.

Seeking to explore how the ‘mainstream’ and the ‘margins’ impact each other, the series will foreground both historical and contemporary research on the north eastern region including the Eastern Himalaya, the adjoining hills and valleys, the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. It will publish original, reflective studies that draw upon different disciplines and approaches, and combine empirical and theoretical insights. The monographs and the occasional edited volume are intended to make scholarship accessible for a wide spectrum of general readers and to help deepen the understanding of academics, policy-makers and practitioners.

  • 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 – 2015-11-03 
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  • 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, ‘…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
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  • 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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  • 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
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-10-17
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2013-03-22
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2012-03-02
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  • 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…

    Hardback – 2010-07-28
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