Vernacular Politics in Northeast India

Democracy, Ethnicity, and Indigeneity

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9780192863461

Publication date:

08/03/2022

Hardback

432 pages

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ISBN:

9780192863461

Publication date:

08/03/2022

Hardback

432 pages

Jelle P Wouters

Nowhere in India is contemporary politics and visions of 'the political' as diverse, animated, uncontainable, and
poorly understood asin Northeast India. Approaching politics in the vernacular, this book thinks itself afresh into the region's political life.

Rights:  World Rights

Jelle P Wouters

Description

Perhaps nowhere in India is contemporary politics and visions of
'the political' as diverse, animated, uncontainable, and poorlyunderstood as in Northeast India. Vernacular Politics in Northeast India offers penetrating accounts into what guides and animatesNortheast India's spirited political sphere, including the categories and values through which its peoples conceive of
their 'political'lives. Fourteen essays by anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and geographers think their way afresh into the region'spolitical life and sense. Collectively they show how different communities, instead of adjusting themselves to modern democraticideals, adjust democracy to themselves, how ethnicity has become a politically pregnant expression of local identities, and how formsand politics of indigeneity assume a life of its own
as it is taken on, articulated, reworked, and fought over by peoples.

About the author:

Jelle P Wouters is a social anthropologist and teaches in the Department of Social Sciences at Royal Thimphu College. He has
writtenon politics, insurgency, capitalism, and identity in Northeast India, and is the author of In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes,State, and Violence in Northeast India (OUP, 2018).

Jelle P Wouters

Table of contents

Preface and Introduction by Jelle P Wouters
Chapter 2 What is a Raij? Translating Counter-Sovereignties in Twenty-First-Century Assam by Sean Dowdy
Chapter 3 A Non-Eurocentric Genealogy of Indian Democracy: Tripura in History of Political Thought by Milinda Banerjee
Chapter 4 Monks and Minority Politics in Arunachal Pradesh
by Swargajyoti Gohain
Chapter 5 Ethnic mobilization and the election process: A study of the contours of identity making in Mizoram by Joy Pachuau
Chapter 7 Ethnocracy in Deeply Divided Societies: The Dynamics of Ethnopolitics in Manipur by Thongkolal Haokip
Chapter 8 Like The Fish Follow The Python: Biomoral Politics Amongst Meitei Revivalists by Edward Moon-Little
Chapter 9 Prophecy as Politics: Of Chosenness, Covenant and Cosmos in the Naga Struggle for Sovereignty by Leishipem Khamrang
Chapter 10 Konyak cosmopolitics: feasting kings, fasting prophets and the state by Michael Heneise
Chapter 11 'A register and a bill' The contentious making of citizenship in Assam by Kaustubh Deka
Chapter 12 The body of the land: Women, ethnicity and alter-politics by Natha Wahlang
Chapter 13 Women as/and Outsiders: Subjectification, Exclusion and Depoliticisation in North East India by Sajal Nag
Chapter 14 Designing Indigeneity: Eco-Tourism, State Benevolence, and 'Entitled' Youth in Dzongu, Sikkim by Mabel Gergan

Jelle P Wouters

Jelle P Wouters

Jelle P Wouters

Description

Perhaps nowhere in India is contemporary politics and visions of
'the political' as diverse, animated, uncontainable, and poorlyunderstood as in Northeast India. Vernacular Politics in Northeast India offers penetrating accounts into what guides and animatesNortheast India's spirited political sphere, including the categories and values through which its peoples conceive of
their 'political'lives. Fourteen essays by anthropologists, political scientists, historians, and geographers think their way afresh into the region'spolitical life and sense. Collectively they show how different communities, instead of adjusting themselves to modern democraticideals, adjust democracy to themselves, how ethnicity has become a politically pregnant expression of local identities, and how formsand politics of indigeneity assume a life of its own
as it is taken on, articulated, reworked, and fought over by peoples.

About the author:

Jelle P Wouters is a social anthropologist and teaches in the Department of Social Sciences at Royal Thimphu College. He has
writtenon politics, insurgency, capitalism, and identity in Northeast India, and is the author of In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes,State, and Violence in Northeast India (OUP, 2018).

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Table of contents

Preface and Introduction by Jelle P Wouters
Chapter 2 What is a Raij? Translating Counter-Sovereignties in Twenty-First-Century Assam by Sean Dowdy
Chapter 3 A Non-Eurocentric Genealogy of Indian Democracy: Tripura in History of Political Thought by Milinda Banerjee
Chapter 4 Monks and Minority Politics in Arunachal Pradesh
by Swargajyoti Gohain
Chapter 5 Ethnic mobilization and the election process: A study of the contours of identity making in Mizoram by Joy Pachuau
Chapter 7 Ethnocracy in Deeply Divided Societies: The Dynamics of Ethnopolitics in Manipur by Thongkolal Haokip
Chapter 8 Like The Fish Follow The Python: Biomoral Politics Amongst Meitei Revivalists by Edward Moon-Little
Chapter 9 Prophecy as Politics: Of Chosenness, Covenant and Cosmos in the Naga Struggle for Sovereignty by Leishipem Khamrang
Chapter 10 Konyak cosmopolitics: feasting kings, fasting prophets and the state by Michael Heneise
Chapter 11 'A register and a bill' The contentious making of citizenship in Assam by Kaustubh Deka
Chapter 12 The body of the land: Women, ethnicity and alter-politics by Natha Wahlang
Chapter 13 Women as/and Outsiders: Subjectification, Exclusion and Depoliticisation in North East India by Sajal Nag
Chapter 14 Designing Indigeneity: Eco-Tourism, State Benevolence, and 'Entitled' Youth in Dzongu, Sikkim by Mabel Gergan

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