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

Page: 172

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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.

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.

General Knowledge of Northeast India

ABOUT NORTH-EAST INDIA: Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region, ... the North Eastern Council (NEC), constituted in 1971 as the acting agency for ...

General Knowledge of Northeast India

Author: Joydeep Ghosh

Publisher: Educreation Publishing


Page: 184

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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

The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland

'Counterinsurgency Best Practices: Applicability to Northeast India', Small Wars Journal, 6 December, ... Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India: The.

The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland

Author: Namrata Goswami

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190990228

Page: 284

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Namrata Goswami’s research on the Naga armed ethnic movement offers a compelling narrative on how conflict has affected the daily lives of the Nagas. This volume is an account of the Naga ethnic movement going on in India since 1918, covering both historical and contemporary aspects of the conflict. Based on over a decade of ethnographic work among the Naga rebels and movement zones, personal interviews, and secondary data, the author offers insights into how the Naga population perceives their meeting point with the institutions of the Indian state, especially the army and the paramilitary. The book documents what it is like, to live in a conflict zone and the restraints and thought processes that it cultivates especially among the youth. The book reveals gripping stories of tremendous courage and conviction from people who have thought about the political unrest, been born into it, taken part in it, or have been affected by it. The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland reflects the Nagas’ love for their land, tracing the poignant mix of nature, land, identity, emotions, culture as well as the inter-ethnic differences that exacerbate the conflict.

Provincial Globalization in India

Urban Marginalisation in South Asia Waste Pickers in Calcutta Nandini Sen Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India The Life and Landscapes of Dreams Michael ...

Provincial Globalization in India

Author: Carol Upadhya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351631071

Page: 194

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The movement of people from small towns and villages of India to places outside the country raises a number of questions– about the networks that enable their mobility, the aspirations that motivate them, what they give back to their home regions, and how their provincial home worlds engage with and absorb the consequent transnational flows of money, ideas, influence and care. This book analyzes the social consequences of the transmission of migrant resources to provincial places in India. Bringing together case studies from four regions, it demonstrates that these flows are very diverse, are inflected by regional histories of mobility and development, and may reinforce local power structures or instigate social change in unexpected ways. The chapters collected in this volume examine conflicts over migrant-funded education or rural development projects, how migrants from Dalit, Muslim and other marginalized groups use their new wealth to promote social progress or equality in their home regions, and why migrants invest in property in provincial India or return regularly to their ancestral homes to revitalize ritual traditions. These studies also demonstrate that diaspora philanthropy is routed largely through social networks based on caste, community or kinship ties, thereby extending them spatially, and illustrate how migrant efforts to ‘develop’ their home regions may become entangled in local politics or influence state policies. This collection of eight original ethnographic field studies develops new theoretical insights into the diverse outcomes of international migration and the influences of regional diasporas within India. These collected studies illustrate the various ways in which migrants remain socially, economical and politically influential in their home regions. The book develops a fresh perspective on the connections between transnational migration and processes of development, revealing how provincial India has become deeply globalized. It will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of anthropology, geography, transnational and diaspora studies, and South Asian studies.

Space Utopia and Indian Decolonization

Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India The Life and Landscapes of Dreams Michael Heneise Provincial Globalization in India Transregional Mobilities and ...

Space  Utopia and Indian Decolonization

Author: Sandeep Banerjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429686404

Page: 176

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The book illuminates the spatial utopianism of South Asian anti-colonial texts by showing how they refuse colonial spatial imaginaries to re-imagine the British Indian colony as the postcolony in diverse and contested ways. Focusing on the literary field of South Asia between, largely, the 1860s and 1920s, it underlines the centrality of literary imagination and representation in the cultural politics of decolonization. This book spatializes our understanding of decolonization while decoupling and complicating the easy equation between decolonization and anti-colonial nationalism. The author utilises a global comparative framework and reads across the English-vernacular divide to understand space as a site of contested representation and ideological contestation. He interrogates the spatial desire of anti-colonial and colonial texts across a range of genres, namely, historical romances, novels, travelogues, memoirs, poems, and patriotic lyrics. The book is the first full-length literary geographical study of South Asian literary texts and will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of Postcolonial and World Literature, Asian Literature, Victorian Literature, Modern South Asian Historiography, Literature and Utopia, Literature and Decolonization, Literature and Nationalism, Cultural Geography, and South Asian Studies.

Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

... well as established scholars working on South Asia, from any disciplinary perspective. Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India The Life and Landscapes ...

Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

Author: Anuj Kapilashrami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351049003

Page: 176

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Global health governance has been the subject of wide scholarship, more recently brought to the fore by priorities for global health defined by the Sustainable Development Agenda. The health landscape itself has changed dramatically in the last two decades, shaped by cross-border flows of capital, ideas, technology intermediated through the complex interaction between global, national and local actors and institutions. This book analyses the complex terrain of global health governance and local responses to new global forms of integration and fragmentation in India. It unpacks, both conceptually and empirically, local manifestation and translation of global health architecture and regimes and how these processes influence public health policy and practice; as well as to what extent rules and flows are complied with, resisted and transformed at national and sub-national levels. Drawing together critical scholarship on interactions between global and local actors, focusing on processes, dilemmas, conflicts and trade-offs that such engagement presents for national health policies and health systems, it speaks to this interface between the global, national and local. Filling an important gap in global health governance scholarship in India, the book is a useful contribution to the fields of Global Health Policy, International health and Development, Health Systems, Health Inequalities, public health, public administration, development studies, social work, nursing, management studies and mainstream social science disciplines that engage with globalisation and health.

Padhuka S Business Economics Business And Commercial Knowledge 3Ed

... Vikas Nidhi (RGVN) for promoting, supporting and developing voluntary agencies engaged in uplifting rural and urban poor in east and northeast India. 7.

Padhuka S Business Economics   Business And Commercial Knowledge 3Ed

Author: G Sekar

Publisher: Wolters kluwer india Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9389702267

Page: 416

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Business economics & business and commercial knowledge Paper of the CA foundation Course requires the student to be well versed in the principles of micro-economic theory, from the perspective of business firms - and also to be equipped with the concepts relating to business and commercial knowledge. The knowledge acquired at the CA foundation Course level in respect of the above statutes will support the students to a great extent in their CA inter and final level. The knowledge acquired in relation to business economics and business commercial knowledge goes a long way in making a student into a financially literate person, and thereby a complete finance professional, over the CA course. This book is aptly compiled for the beginners covering every topic in depth, yet making the learning easy. The following are the special features of this book – Comprehensive coverage: statutes are covered in detail with adequate illustrations. Full syllabus as prescribed by the ICAI is covered in organized topics. Diagrams and charts: diagrams and charts have been incorporated for better understanding of principles and concepts. Mcqs for practice are given at the end of each topic. In business economics segment, some of the past exam questions (of foundation) based on memory and important revisionary questions are marked with a star. Br>chapter overview: br>Chapter overview is presented at the beginning of each br>Chapter for easy navigation of topics.

Consequences of Longterm Conflicts in Northeast India

Besides the above, lack of in depth knowledge of the Northeast states afflicted with insurgency, at the Centre, has lead to these problems being treated in ...

Consequences of Longterm Conflicts in Northeast India

Author: V R Raghavan

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9382573542

Page: 160

View: 478

In the case of Northeast India, a number of researchers were engaged to study different and multi-layered dynamics of the conflict and the consequences. This is the second book that encompasses the studies presented by many researchers on different facets of this conflict.

Tulsian s Business Economics and Business Commercial Knowledge for CA Foundation

... Vikas Nidhi (RGVN) for promoting, supporting and developing voluntary agencies engaged in uplifting rural and urban poor in east and northeast India. 5.

Tulsian   s Business Economics and Business   Commercial Knowledge for CA Foundation

Author: P. C. Tulsian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9353167477

Page: 486

View: 396

This book has been designed as per the latest CA foundation syllabus for Paper 4 on business economics and business and commercial knowledge. Written in an exhaustive manner, This textbook provides a perfect blend of conceptual learning and problem-solving approach and will meet the requirements of the students undertaking this examination.

Knowledge Power Resistance

The stateof Assam cameunder British rule in 1826, followed by Arunachal Pradesh and together they were names as North Eastern Frontier Agency.

Knowledge Power Resistance

Author: Vinod Kumar Rawat

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482839164

Page: 414

View: 733

Schools, Colleges, Universities, and Educational institutes, that is, knowledge factories, apart from producing self-governing citizens, and skilled docile workers, function as minute social observatories that indirectly monitor their families. Michel Foucault delineates power in terms of Pastoral (church and salvation), Sovereign (visible and verifiable), Disciplinary (invisible and unverifiable), Bio-power (reproduction and individualization), Psychiatric (normal and abnormal), and Governmentality (sovereignty, discipline, and government). By applying Foucaults theory, the research investigated the relevance of the Francis Bacons popular dictum, Knowledge is Power, and Dr. B. R. Ambedkars final words, Educate, Agitate, Organize. The insights of the research may benefit the seekers and disseminators of knowledge in understanding the subtle operative modes of the government-capitalist nexus and in advocating appropriate resistance against the pathologies of power.

Modern Practices in North East India

Dorothy Smith6 writes that, when the voice of the subject of women is missing in framing the ideology of knowledge and cultural production, their experience ...

Modern Practices in North East India

Author: Lipokmar Dzüvichü

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351271342

Page: 342

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This book brings together essays on North East India from across disciplines to explore new understandings of the colonial and contemporary realities of the region. Departing from the usual focus on identity and politics, it offers fresh representations from history, social anthropology, culture, literature, politics, performance and gender. Through the lens of modern practices, the essays in this volume engage with diverse issues, including state-making practices, knowledge production and its politics, history writing, colonialism, role of capital, institutions, changing locations of orality and modernity, production and reception of texts, performances and literatures, social change and memory, violence and gender relations, along with their wider historical, geographical and ideational mappings. In the process, they illustrate how the specificities of the region can become useful sites to interrogate global phenomena and processes — for instance, in what ways ideas and practices of modernity played an important role in framing the region and its people. Further, the volume underlines the complex ways in which the past came to be imagined, produced and contested in the region. With its blend of inter-disciplinary approach, analytical models and perspectives, this book will be useful to scholars, researchers and general readers interested in North East India and those working on history, frontiers and borderlands, gender, cultural studies and literature.

Tribal Studies in India

Proceedings of North East India History Association XVI: 367–387. ———. ... Process and Agency ... In Tribal Studies Emerging Frontiers of Knowledge, ed.

Tribal Studies in India

Author: Maguni Charan Behera

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9813290269

Page: 318

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This book provides comprehensive information on enlargement of methodological and empirical choices in a multidisciplinary perspective by breaking down the monopoly of possessing tribal studies in the confinement of conventional disciplinary boundaries. Focusing on anyone of the core themes of history, archaeology or anthropology, the chapters are suggestive of grand theories of tribal interaction over time and space within a frame of composite understanding of human civilization. With distinct cross-disciplinary analytical frames, the chapters maximize reader insights into the emerging trend of perspective shifts in tribal studies, thus mapping multi-dimensional growth of knowledge in the field and providing a road-map of empirical and theoretical understanding of tribal issues in contemporary academics. This book will be useful for researchers and scholars of anthropology, ethnohistory ethnoarchaeology and of allied subjects like sociology, social work, geography who are interested in tribal studies. Finally, the book can also prove useful to policy makers to better understand the historical context of tribal societies for whom new policies are being created and implemented.

Queering Tribal Folktales from East and Northeast India

... local activities 'in the light of new information or knowledge' (Giddens, ... is about the 'agency' of people applying their own meanings to the term.

Queering Tribal Folktales from East and Northeast India

Author: Kaustav Chakraborty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000288951

Page: 240

View: 299

This book explores queer potentialities in the tribal folktales of India. It elucidates the queer elements in the oral narratives of four indigenous communities from East and Northeast India, which are found to be significant repositories of gender fluidity and non-normative desires. Departing from the popular understanding that ‘Otherness’ results largely from undue exposure to Western permissiveness, the author reveals how minority sexualities actually have their roots in aboriginal indigenous cultures and do not necessarily constitute a mimicry of the West. The volume endeavours to demystify the politics behind such vindictive propagation to sensitize the queerphobic mainstream about the essential endogenous presence of the queer in the spaces that are aboriginal. Based on extensive interdisciplinary research, this book is a first of its kind in the study of indigenous queer narratives. It will be useful to scholars and researchers of queer studies, gender studies, tribal and indigenous studies, literature, cultural studies, postcolonialism, sociology, political studies and South Asian studies.

State Policy and Conflicts in Northeast India

The Government of India's Planning Commission too produced India Human Development ... when that structure is sought to be destroyed by an external agency.

State  Policy and Conflicts in Northeast India

Author: K. S. Subramanian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317396510

Page: 214

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This book discusses the history of unrest and conflict in Northeast India from 1947 to the present day. A perceptive study on public policy and its delivery in the region, the volume highlights that a crisis of governance, security and development has emerged in the Northeast because of the way various government institutions and agencies have been functioning in the area. It uses case studies to illumine conflict dynamics in the two erstwhile princely states of Manipur and Tripura, along with in-depth discussions on Assam and Nagaland. Drawing upon major policy documents, on-the-ground experience and rare insight, the book examines centre–state relations, the armed forces, special acts, human rights and larger policy-level questions confronting the region. It also underlines the key role of the northeastern states in India’s ‘Look East’ policy. Cogent and authentic, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of security studies, peace and conflict studies, area studies, Indian politics and history, particularly those concerned with Northeast India.

Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India

Regarding the knowledge of the respondents about the final disposal of waste products, ... or any other agency for better solid waste management services.

Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India

Author: M. Amarjeet Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1000052885

Page: 240

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This volume explores the dynamics of urbanisation in Northeast India. It discusses the impact of the process of urbanisation on the environment, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of the region. The chapters in the book: Examine various challenges and opportunities of urbanisation, such as frontier urbanism, urban congestion, smart cities, vernacular architecture, urban water and waste management, cross-border migration and ethnicity. Draw attention to critical issues that have massively disturbed the urban landscape including deterioration of water quality, seismic activity and air pollution. Give alternatives that could present possible solutions to the problems afflicting this region. Drawing on case studies rooted in extensive fieldwork, this book will be indispensable to researchers and students of urban studies, human geography, development economics, cultural studies and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policy-makers, government representatives and town planners.

Identity Contestation and Development in Northeast India

The Supreme Court of India's decision to let the gram sabhas decide the fate of ... of forest for forest communities through the agency of the gram sabha.

Identity  Contestation and Development in Northeast India

Author: Komol Singha

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317356896

Page: 268

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India’s Northeast has long been riven by protracted armed conflicts for secession and movements for other forms of autonomy. This book shows how the conflicts in the region have gradually shifted towards inter-ethnic feuds, rendered more vicious by the ongoing multiplication of ethnicities in an already heterogeneous region. It further traces the intricate contours of the conflicts and the attempts of the dominant groups to establish their hegemonies against the consent of the smaller groups, as well as questions the efficacy of the state’s interventions. The volume also engages with the recurrent demands for political autonomy, and the resultant conundrum that hobbles the region’s economic and political development processes. Lucid, topical and thorough in analysis, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers in political science, sociology, development studies and peace & conflict studies, particularly those concerned with Northeast India.

Christianity in Northeast India

Pioneering Baptist missionary Clark, referred to the 'knowledge of medicine' as of 'great advantage' to connect with the natives.196 His colleague Rivenburg ...

Christianity in Northeast India

Author: Chongpongmeren Jamir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000057380

Page: 176

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This book examines the distinctive formation of Christianity in Nagaland, Northeast India, since 1947. It argues that an understanding of the history of Christianity in the region can be found in its cultural milieu and the changing political, social and religious environment. In Nagaland, almost 90 per cent of the population are Christians. This book shows that segmentation as a cultural characteristic of Naga society inspired both unity and divisiveness in the Naga churches, which subsequently shaped the beliefs and practices of the churches in the region. Using the methodology of cultural history, the author examines ecclesiastical events and suggests that the history of Christianity should be examined in the light of its interaction with its cultural context rather than as an isolated phenomenon. The book demonstrates that the ethnic status which the Christian faith assumed, the extent of its identification with the local culture, and the scope of the mission of the Naga churches as key stakeholders in society, offers a new angle on the history of Christianity in India. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of South Asian history, particularly those concerned with Northeast India and Christian history, historiography, cultural history, history of Christianity in India and faith–culture interface, religious studies, history and South Asian Studies.