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India's North-East: Identity Movements, State, and Civil Society

 
Udayon Misra (Author)
Synopsis

The book features the multiple identity movements in the highly diverse and multicultural region of North-east India and militant separatist movements there that have thrown up a number of issues. Taking into consideration the idea of nationalism, the essays and commentaries discuss the complex processes of the nation-state’s engagement with the autonomy and secessionist demands of the region and focus on the contradictions within the movements and in the state’s response to them. They argue that the movements have moved away from their stated goals over time and examine the repression, negotiation and accommodation by the nation-state in dealing with them. They explore the factors behind the rise of ethnic nationalist aspirations in the region, the role of the civil society in conflict situations, rise of exclusivist politics, and the issue of citizens’ rights.

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About the author

Udayon Misra

Dr. Udayon Misra, former Professor of English, has been writing extensively on issues relating to the northeastern region of the country. His published works include The Raj in Fiction: A Study of Nineteenth Century British Attitudes towards India (1987), Misra has also been a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study and National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

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Bibliographic information

Title India's North-East: Identity Movements, State, and Civil Society
Author Udayon Misra
Format Hardcover
Date published: 31.12.2014
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 0198099118, 9780198099116
length viii+366p., 23cm.