In the Name of the Nation : India and Its Northeast.

By: Baruah, SanjibMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandSouth Asia in Motion Ser: Publisher: Redwood City : Stanford University Press, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 1 online resource (297 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781503611290Subject(s): India, Northeastern-Politics and government | Insurgency-India, Northeastern-History | India-Relations-India, Northeastern | India, Northeastern-Relations-India | India-Politics and government-1947-Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In the Name of the Nation : India and Its NortheastDDC classification: 954.105 LOC classification: DS483.62 .B378 2020Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 The Invention of Northeast India -- 2 Partition's Long Shadow: Nation and Citizenship in Assam -- 3 Development and the Making of a Postcolonial Resource Frontier -- 4 The Naga Conflict: Ceasefire Politics and Elusive Peace -- 5 Discourse of Insurgency and the Pedagogy of State Violence -- 6 The Strange Career of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y.
Summary: In the Name of the Nation offers a much-needed contemporary history of India's troubled Northeastern region.
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Cover -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction -- 1 The Invention of Northeast India -- 2 Partition's Long Shadow: Nation and Citizenship in Assam -- 3 Development and the Making of a Postcolonial Resource Frontier -- 4 The Naga Conflict: Ceasefire Politics and Elusive Peace -- 5 Discourse of Insurgency and the Pedagogy of State Violence -- 6 The Strange Career of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Selected Bibliography -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Y.

In the Name of the Nation offers a much-needed contemporary history of India's troubled Northeastern region.

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The eight states of northeastern India--Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim, and Tripura--share a number of characteristics, such as the many resident tribes that make each state linguistically, religiously, and culturally diverse. As Baruah (Bard College) details, these states also share the sense that they are considered separate from the rest of India, a sentiment corroborated by the country's "Northeast policy," which regards this region as the "other" rather than an integral part of the nation. "Northeasterners" resent this, and, as a result, secessionist impulses and violent opposition to government policies, including an extensive military presence, permeate the region. At the same time, the northeast experiences very high turnout during election times. This survey of the region is an excellent guide to its diversity and complexity and is characterized by a heartfelt criticism of the actions of the Indian government, guided by Baruah's scholarly authority and personal experiences; he was born in Shillong (Meghalaya) and raised in the region. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All readership levels. --Roger D. Long, Eastern Michigan University

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Sanjib Baruah is Professor of Political Studies at Bard College, New York. His previous books include India Against Itself (1999) and Durable Disorder (2005).

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