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Discordant Discourse: Revisiting Assam’s Ethnic Issues

 
Bitasta Das (Author)
Synopsis

This book examines the ethnic issues of one of Indian states—Assam, that has been believed to be inundated with ethnic discord. By examining three instances, we argue that an overwhelming ethnic discourse exists here that renders the imagination and expression of this region as fundamentally fragmented—ethnically . To explore the discourse, we study three recent conflicts that have been considered as ethnic conflicts—the Assam Movement (1979-1985), the United Liberation Front of Assam or ULFA (1979-present) and the Bodol and Movement (1987-present ) . Following this, we forefront the following argument that while the presence and acknowledgment of diversity cannot be negated, categorization of identities in Assam as essentially “ethnic” emerged at a specific junction—the British colonial period. The study finally proposes that in this particular context ethnic strife arise from the nation's inability to emerge from the discordant colonial ethnic discourse about the region.

Contents: Preface. Introduction: Constituents of Ethnic Discourse. 1. Recounting the Assam Movement, the United Liberation Front of Assam and the Bodoland Movement. 2. Ethnicization of the Assam Movement, United Liberation Front of Assam and the Bodoland Movement. 3. Windings of the Ethnic Discourse. 4. Probing the Ethnic in Assam’s Ethnic Discourse. Conclusion: The Discordant Discourse. Annexures. Bibliography. Index.

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Bibliographic information

Title Discordant Discourse: Revisiting Assam’s Ethnic Issues
Author Bitasta Das
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.05.2019
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789353240615
length 252p.
Subjects History