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Social Movements in Northeast India

Sarthak Sengupta (Editor)

In recent years, studies on 'social movements' occupy a central place in contemporary interdisciplinary social science research, however, information from Northeast India is inadequate even today and hence this treatise is a welcome addition to the literature. The volume will be of attention to book lovers who are concerned to study Northeast India in general and those who pursue social movements and civil society as well as political affairs in particular.

Contents: Preface. 1. Social Movements: Concepts, Genesis, Theories and Some Instances/Chandrajyoti Sonowal. 2. Introspecting the Social Identity Movement/Chandana Bhattacharjee and Surajit Sen. 3. Religious Reform Movements in Arunachal Pradesh: Understanding Adi and Mishmi Tribes/Tarun Mene and S.K. Chaudhuri. 4. Industrial Labour Movements: A Study of the Tea Garden Labourers of the Brahmaputra Valley, Assam/Rudraman Thapa. 5. Zeliangrong Movement in the Context of Social Change and Development in Naga Society/Chura Giri. 6. Reflection on Adivasi Movement in Assam/Pushpa Champia. 7. The Movement for Kuki Tribes Autonomous Regional Council/L. Doungel. 8. Socio-religious Movement and its Effect on the Rabhas of Assam/Surajit Kumar Pal. 9. Namasudras in Assam/N.B. Biswas and N.R. Roy. 10. De-sanskritization Movement in Manipur/M.C. Arunkumar. 11. A Religious Movement of Tingkao Ragwang Chapriak as Response to Christian Conversion/Akhuan Gangmei Rongmei. 12. Why Migration A Threat to the People of Manipur?/Sougaijam Priyokumar Meitei. Index.

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Sarthak Sengupta

Dr. Sarthak Sengupta (b. 1955) RECEIVED his M.Sc. (1977) and Ph.D. (1983) degrees in anthropology rom Dibrugarh University and Gauhati University respectively. He also worked with the Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong for quite some time and conducted intensive field studies among diverse tribes and castes in Qrunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Assam and Uttar Pradesh. He has had to his own credit eight well knitted books on North East Indian tribes, and more than 135 original research papers published in various reputed nationial and international professioinal journals besides several chapters in edited volumes. He is an active life and executive member of several professional anthropological bodies and members of the editorial boards of Journals of Human Ecology, New Delhi; Bulletin of the Department of Anthropology, Dibrugarh University; and Research Committee, Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad.

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Title Social Movements in Northeast India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Publisher Gyan Pub. House
Language: English
isbn 9788121214490
length 242p.