Agency. and. Knowledge. in. Northeast. India. 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
Author: Michael Heneise
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.
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
Author: Joydeep Ghosh
Publisher: Educreation Publishing
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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 ...
Author: Meeta Deka
Publisher: SAGE Publishing India
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.
Elwin correctly summarised the policy of Nehru towards the tribals of India in
general and those of North - East India in particular : His policy may be
summarised as one ... He clearly stated that ' this visit to Assam is especially
meant for North - Eastern Frontier Agency , Manipur and Tripura . ... Nehru had
enough knowledge about the problems and conflicts in 126 North - East India :
The Human Interface.
Author: Manis Kumar Raha
Publisher: Gyan Books
In this study the editors have clearly highlighted different aspects of life of the people of North-East India, their past and present conditions and also the environment they live in Cultural Heritage, Myths, Politics of ethnicity, Decentralized Develo
History of Northeastern India.
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 ) ...
Author: Nancy J. Blomberg
Published in conjunction with the symposium on native performance art at the Denver Art Museum, April 4-5, 2008.
Border clashes with China Tribal peoples HISTORY were separated from Assam
as union territories ... Some Chinese maps before 1935 showed the North East
Frontier Agency ( Arunāchal Pradesh ) as part of India , and since then as part of
V.1-12 Micropaedia: Ready reference -- V.13-29 Macropaedia: Knowledge in depth -- V. Propaedia: Outline of knowledge -- V. Index, A-K -- V. Index, L-Z.
The economy is to be viewed as a system composed of diverse yet related
components . Naturally no single discipline agency can lay claim to the
knowledge or experience that the entire system's perspective requires . The
perspective can be ...
Author: Jayanta Kumar Ray
Publisher: Har Anand Publications
Papers presented at the symposium organized by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies at Shillong on 12 July 2007.