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Parties and Electoral Politics in North East India: Contention Of Ethno-Regionalism And Hindu Nationalism

V. Bijukumar (Author)

The book is a collection of articles written on elections and the performance of political parties in various states of Northeast India. It also an attempt to highlight the trajectory politics of the Northeastern states from ethno-regionalism to Hindu nationalism. Most of the states in Northeast India is largely dominated by Christianity and homeland for multiple ethnic communities. Inspite the existence of ethno-regional political parties and organisations and everyday ethnic assertions and self-determination, the national political parties played a vital role in the electoral politics of these states. Though the Congress party which scripted history in the politics of these states for decades since the formation of many Northeastern states, in the aftermath 2014 general election, the Hindu nationalist politics assumed a centre stage reducing the space of the Congress. These articles capture the intricacies of emerging politics in the northeastern states which would be a guiding light for the researchers and common readers on India's Northeast.

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About the author

V. Bijukumar

V. Bijukumar obtained his Ph.D. from Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi under the supervision of eminent political scientist Professor Zoya Hassan. He has, to his credit, a number of articles published in various social science research journals. He also participated and presented papers in number of seminars and conferences. His areas of interest include: party politics, political economy of development and Third World political process. he earlier taught at the Mizoram University, Aizawl. At present, he teaches Political Science at North Eastern Hill University Shillong.

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Title Parties and Electoral Politics in North East India: Contention Of Ethno-Regionalism And Hindu Nationalism
Author V. Bijukumar
Format Hardcover
Date published: 05.01.2019
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789353240363
length 212p.