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Northeast India
A Place of Relations

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Yasmin Saikia, Amit Baishya, Duncan McDuie-Ra, Sanjib Baruah, Mitul Baruah, Bengt G. Karlsson, Sean Dowdy, Arkotong Longkumer, R. K. Debbarma, Dolly Kikon, Papori Bora, Swargajyoti Gohain
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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107191297

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  • Northeast India: A Place of Relations focuses on encounters and experiences between people and cultures, the human and the non-human world, allowing for building of new relationships of friendship and amity in the region. The twelve essays in this volume explore the possibility of a new search enabling a 'discovery' of the lived and the loved world of Northeast India from within. The volume employs a variety of perspectives and methodological approaches - literary, historical, anthropological, interpretative politics, and an analytical study of contemporary issues, engaging the people, cultures, and histories in the Northeast with a new outlook. In the study, the region emerges as a place of new happenings in which there is the possibility of continuous expansion of the horizon of history and issues of current relevance facilitating new voices and narratives that circulate and create bonding in the borderland of South, East, and Southeast Asia.

    • Includes maps and photographs of the Northeast
    • Enriched with tabular data
    • Brings together personal memories along with ethnographic and historical evidence
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    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107191297
    • length: 232 pages
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.56kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of tables
    List of figures
    Introduction Yasmin Saikia and Amit Baishya
    Part I. Contemporary Politics and Issues of Definition:
    1. Solidarity, visibility, and vulnerability: 'Northeast' as a racial category in India Duncan McDuie-Ra
    2. India and its Northeast: another big push without a take-off? Sanjib Baruah
    3. (Un)natural disasters and the role of the state in the Brahmaputra Valley Assam Mitul Baruah
    Part II. Creating Presence:
    4. Bonnie guest house: fieldwork and friendship across borders Bengt G. Karlsson
    5. The Muslims of Assam: present/absent history Yasmin Saikia
    6. Ichthyonomics, or fish and humans in the time of floods: rethinking speciation in Assam Sean Dowdy
    Part III. Knowing through Experience:
    7. Dismembered lives: narrating history's footnotes in Aulingar Jui Amit R. Baishya
    8. Freedom and frustrated hopes: assessing the Jadonang movement, 1917–32 Arkotong Longkumer
    9. Celebrating a new 'New Year' in Tripura: space, place and identity politics R. K. Debbarma
    Part IV. Rethinking Politics:
    10. Difficult loves: purity and hardship Dolly Kikon
    11. Politics of difference in the Northeast: a feminist reflection Papori Bora
    12. Robes, rivers and ruptured spaces: hydro-power projects in west Arunachal Pradesh Swargajyoti Gohain

  • Editors

    Yasmin Saikia, Arizona State University
    Yasmin Saikia is the Hardt-Nickachos Chair in Peace Studies and Professor of History at the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict at Arizona State University. Her research and teaching interests straddle peace studies, history and religion with a focus on gender issues, conflict transformation, and Islamic values. She is the author of Women, War, and the Making of Bangladesh: Remembering 1971 (2011) and Fragmented Memories: Struggling to be Tai-Ahom in India (2004).

    Amit R. Baishya, University of Oklahoma
    Amit Baishya teaches at the Department of English at the University of Oklahoma. He specializes in postcolonial literature/theory, world literature, cinema, comic books, and popular culture.


    Yasmin Saikia, Amit Baishya, Duncan McDuie-Ra, Sanjib Baruah, Mitul Baruah, Bengt G. Karlsson, Sean Dowdy, Arkotong Longkumer, R. K. Debbarma, Dolly Kikon, Papori Bora, Swargajyoti Gohain

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