This book rethinks Northeast India as a lived space, a centre of interconnections and unfolding histories, instead of an isolated periphery. Questioning dominant tropes and assumptions around the Northeast, it examines socio-political and historical processes, border issues, the role of the state, displacement and development, debates over natural resources, violence, notions of body and belonging, movements, tensions and relations, and strategies, struggles and narratives that frame discussions on the region.
Drawing on current and emerging research in Northeast India studies, this work will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of politics, human geography, sociology and social anthropology, history, cultural studies, media studies and South Asian studies.
Melanie Vandenhelsken is a researcher in anthropology at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History (CIRDIS), University of Vienna, Austria, and was formerly at the Institute for Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences.
Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh is Research Fellow, Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Bengt. G. Karlsson is Professor of Social Anthropology at Stockholm University, Sweden.