Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

This book explores the relationship between dreams and agency through ethnographic fieldwork among the Angami Nagas. It tackles questions such as: What is dreaming? What does it mean to say ‘I had a dream’?

Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

Author: Michael Heneise

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351065041

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The Nagas of Northeast India give great importance to dreams as sources of divine knowledge, especially knowledge about the future. Although British colonialism, Christian missions, and political conflict have resulted in sweeping cultural and political transformations in the Indo-Myanmar borderlands, dream sharing and interpretation remain important avenues for negotiating everyday uncertainty and unpredictability. This book explores the relationship between dreams and agency through ethnographic fieldwork among the Angami Nagas. It tackles questions such as: What is dreaming? What does it mean to say ‘I had a dream’? And how do night-time dreams relate to political and social actions in waking moments? Michael Heneise shows how the Angami glean knowledge from signs, gain insight from ancestors, and potentially obtain divine blessing. Advancing the notion that dreams and dreaming can be studied as indices of relational, devotional, and political subjectivities, the author demonstrates that their examination can illuminate the ways in which, as forms of authoritative knowledge, they influence daily life, and also how they figure in the negotiation of day-to-day domestic and public interactions. Moreover, dream narration itself can involve techniques of ‘interference’ in which the dreamer seeks to limit or encourage the powerful influence of social ‘others’ encountered in dreams, such as ancestors, spirits, or the divine. Based on extensive ethnographic research, this book advances research on dreams by conceptualising how the ‘social’ encompasses the broader, co-extensive set of relations and experiences - especially with spirit entities - reflected in the ethnography of dreams. It will be of interest to those studying Northeast India, indigenous religion and culture, indigenous cosmopolitics in tribal India more generally, and the anthropology of dreams and dreaming.

General Knowledge of Northeast India

ABOUT NORTH-EAST INDIA: Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region,
NER) is the easternmost region of India ... North Eastern Council (NEC),
constituted in 1971 as the acting agency for the development of the north eastern
states.

General Knowledge of Northeast India

Author: Joydeep Ghosh

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

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This book is very important for those who are preparing for various competitive exams like mostly like Northeastern states Public Service Commission, Railway, Agricultural exam, Court, Clark, and many more various departmental examinations. It covers all the topics which are important according to the exam format and new examination pattern. This book is made according to syllabus and maintain the sequence of the syllabus, for that every student will be able to understand clearly. Previous years question paper is also included at the last of the States, and also attached the examination point of view questions which are mostly expected to come in the examination. Simple language, mostly table format, which are very preferable to memorized. I hope one who is reading this book will be able to understand and become successful. BEST WISHES TO ALL THANK YOU

Proceedings of North East India History Association

... he has brought out a While Paper for social , economic and political
developments of the North Eastern Frontier Agency . ... Myths of the North East
Frontier of India ” is another testimony of his insight knowledge of the tribals . ...
His other book on “ Nagaland " showed his mastery of knowledge of the history of
the Nagas .

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Northeast India

Naturally no single discipline agency can lay claim to the knowledge or
experience that the entire system ' s perspective requires . The perspective can
be obtained only when individuals in the related areas work in close liaison as an
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Northeast India

Author: Jayanta Kumar Ray

Publisher: Har Anand Publications

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Papers presented at the symposium organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies at Shillong on 12 July 2007.

The New Encyclop dia Britannica Macrop dia Knowledge in depth

Representatives of Britain , China , and Tibet agreed that the frontier between
Tibet and northeastern India should follow ... Some Chinese maps before 1935
showed the North East Frontier Agency ( Arunāchal Pradesh ) as part of India ,
and ...

The New Encyclop  dia Britannica  Macrop  dia   Knowledge in depth

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V.1-12 Micropaedia: Ready reference -- V.13-29 Macropaedia: Knowledge in depth -- V.[30] Propaedia: Outline of knowledge -- V.[31] Index, A-K -- V.[32] Index, L-Z.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica Macropaedia Knowledge in depth

The river enters Assam near Sadiya in Losar , Mopin , and Solung are major
tribal festivals . the extreme northeast and runs ... and limestone . east , together
constituting the North East Frontier Agency The Kārbi Anglong and the North
Cáchăr ...

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This encyclopedia includes a two-volume index, a 12-volume Micropaedia (Ready reference), a 17-volume Micropaedia (Knowledge in depth), and the Propaedia.

Women s Agency and Social Change

This book is based on the belief that knowledge production is, in itself, the praxis against oppressive structures and the need to understand the historical processes that slowly transformed women to become catalysts of social ...

Women s Agency and Social Change

Author: Meeta Deka

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 8132117980

Page: 240

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Women’s Agency and Social Change: Assam and Beyond focuses on varied oppression, power relations and ideologies embedded in the complex yet interdependent social, political, economic and legal structures, and women’s subordination therein. British intervention, 1826–1947, by itself did not impact the agency aspect on women directly, but the emergence of new forces and factors sowed the seeds of women’s agency to impact social change, even if minimal. In the post-Independence period, British colonial legacy perpetuated the subordination of women through caste and class hierarchy at several levels, but an undercurrent of a feminist struggle persisted, not merely as a movement but also at individual levels. The book is written with the hope of encouraging future research on women’s experiences in the Northeastern region of India, and elsewhere; hence, a discussion on sources, methods and methodology is included in the conclusion. This book is based on the belief that knowledge production is, in itself, the praxis against oppressive structures and the need to understand the historical processes that slowly transformed women to become catalysts of social transformation.

Environmental Health Perspectives

In : Embracing Mother Earth , A Rapporteur's Report on the Indigenous
Knowledge Conference , 25-26 October 1996 , Buffalo , New York . ... Northeast
Indian ( 8 ( 4 ) : 30-33 ( 1991 ) . 42. ... Environmental Protection Agency , 1997 .
43. Denzin ...

Environmental Health Perspectives

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Northeast Indian Quarterly

... of Aboriginal Knowledge , Vol . IV : 324-341 and in Beauchamp's History of the
New York Iroquois : 274-278 . 2. Conrad Weiser was the official interpreter for the
Province of Pennsylvania and the agent for both the Iroquois and the whites . 3.

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Violence Against Women in Northeast India

With Special Reference to Assam, Manipur and Tripura H. Sudhir, Jubita
Hajarimayum ... It is also important to look at young women separately ,
especially high school and college students , as their knowledge and attitudes
are likely to be ... The first sanskrit texts of ancient Indian civilization , the hymns
and the poems of the Vedas describe the use of a still - mysterious agents , soma
, which some ...

Violence Against Women in Northeast India

Author: H. Sudhir

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The Phenomenon Of Violence Against Women And Girl Children Particularly In India'S Northeast Is Recognized, Yet Lack Of Proper And Research Oriented Iniitiatives Brought About An Imminent Vaccum Of Information On The Subject. Sensing The Need To Fill Up T

Annual Report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs

their distance from the office of the agency , which is on the reservation of the
Prairie band of Potawatomi Indians , in ... is located in northeastern Kansas and
southeastern Nebraska , a distance of 75 miles northeast from the agency , and is
... There has been a marked advancement of the Indians of this agency from their
primitive life of a few years ago , their improvement and knowledge of the English
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Medieval and Early Colonial Assam

... are believed to have entered northeast India from west China around 1000500
B . C . 3 Their metallurgical knowledge appears , however , to be ... stone age
hunting and food gathering techniques to early iron age civilization in northeast
India skipped the stage of copper and bronze . ... NORTH - EAST INDIA
PHYSICAL FEATURES & TRIBES AGENCY DIBR MEDIEVAL AND EARLY
COLONIAL ASSAM.

Medieval and Early Colonial Assam

Author: Amalendu Guha

Publisher: South Asia Books

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Action and Agency

Michel Foucault's The Archaeology of Knowledge ” ( 2001 ) . http://www.angelfire.
com/md2/timewarp/foucault.html . Last accessed ... Northeast Indian Quarterly (
Cornell University American Indian Studies Program ) 7 , no . 1 ( Spring 1990 ) ...

Action and Agency

Author: Nancy J. Blomberg

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Published in conjunction with the symposium on native performance art at the Denver Art Museum, April 4-5, 2008.

A Munin Barkotoki Miscellany

The following excerpts from the reports of the Acting Agent to the Governor -
General in NorthEast India suggests how Haliram impressed the new rulers with
his knowledge and enterprise : [ Haliram ] stood high in the confidence of Mr .
Scott ...

A Munin Barkotoki Miscellany

Author: Munīna Barakaṭakī

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Munin Barkotoki, 1915-1993, an Assamese author.

Tigerpaper

Shifting Agriculture and Sustainable Development : an interdisciplinary study
from northeastern India . ... Northeast Frontier Agency . ... Unpublished
manuscript Acknowledgments We appreciate the knowledge and field skills of
our Nishi trackers Mr. Nabum Tagam , Mr. Tok Pradhan , Mr. Tabum Jirgo and Mr
Tam Gos .

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The Tiger Paper

Shifting Agriculture and Sustainable Development : an interdisciplinary study
from northeastern India . ... Northeast Frontier Agency . ... Unpublished
manuscript Acknowledgments We appreciate the knowledge and field skills of
our Nishi trackers Mr. Nabum Tagam , Mr. Tok Pradhan , Mr. Tabum Jirgo and Mr
Tam Gos .

The Tiger Paper

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Annual Report

India. Ministry of Earth Sciences. National Remote Sensing Agency ( NRSA )
were used initially for developing photo interpretative ... The data generated by
this network will improve our knowledge about seismicity of northeast India .
Saiha It ...

Annual Report

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Playing to Strengths

A Policy Framework for Mainstreaming Northeast India Sanjay Kathuria, Priya
Mathur ... Bangladesh enacted a new food law in 2013 and created a new
agency, BFSA, two years later. ... Bamboo is used relatively less often than other
building materials due to a lack of reliable knowledge Quality Standards and
Procedures ...

Playing to Strengths

Author: Sanjay Kathuria

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 1464815054

Page: 102

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It is widely agreed that, over the past decade, accelerating infrastructure investments in India's North Eastern Region (NER) and neighboring countries, along with connectivity agreements with Bangladesh, hold immense promise for unlocking NER's economic potential. Other global trends, such as the growing incomes and consumer awareness in India and neighboring countries; a rising preference for fresh, healthy, safe, environmentally friendly, and socially responsible products; the growing role of services in manufacturing; and increasing demand for skilled resources are also very favorable for NER. Together, these developments can help NER showcase its strengths in agriculture and services, thereby developing value chains in these sectors, which will lead to sustainable, better-paying job opportunities for the people of NER. In this context, the World Bank, in consultation with stakeholders--government, private sector, and academia--analyzed two cross-cutting constraints that are encountered across all value chains and sectors in NER: connectivity and logistics, and product standards and quality infrastructure. To ground the policy in specific contexts, the team studied four sectors in depth: fruits and vegetables, spices, bamboo and related products, and medical tourism. Playing to Strengths lays out an initial policy framework for NER that integrates demand and supply and shows that, even with a low base in manufacturing, NER can leverage its strengths in agriculture and services to step up its growth. However, implementing this framework will require a different approach to doing business compared with the existing ecosystem and its associated value chains, which are mostly geared to local and/or price-conscious consumers. In capitalizing on its advantages, NER will not only accelerate its own development, but also will play an increasingly critical role in the government of India's "Act East" policy.