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Integration, Social Dynamics, and Strategic Vulnerability

Gurudas Das

in Security and Development in India's Northeast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198079781
eISBN:
9780199081738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198079781.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The chapter focuses on the political dynamics that emerged out of the efforts of the Indian state to integrate the tribal communities inhabiting the northeastern fringe, and the efforts of the ethnic ... More


Resilience of the Mizo State

M. Sajjad Hassan

in Building Legitimacy: Exploring State-Society Relations in Northeast India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195692976
eISBN:
9780199081547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195692976.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter provides a discussion on the resiliency of the Mizo state. Changes in the legal system in Mizoram have helped strengthen the authority of state institutions. Mizo law enforcement ... More


Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Joy L. K. Pachuau

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.001.0001
Subject:
History, Indian History

The book is an attempt at understanding the complex issues of identity formation in the relatively unexplored region of Northeast India. The work adopts the methodology of historical anthropology to ... More


Cohesive State in Mizoram

M. Sajjad Hassan

in Building Legitimacy: Exploring State-Society Relations in Northeast India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195692976
eISBN:
9780199081547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195692976.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter explores the history of state crystallization in the erstwhile Lushai Hills. It also determines the forces behind Mizo National Front's (MNF) armed rebellion and what the second round of ... More


Inscribing the Past in the Present: History in the Making of a People

Joy L.K. Pachuau

in Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.003.0003
Subject:
History, Indian History

The chapter begins with highlighting the call to independence by the Mizo National Front (MNF) and the consequent armed insurrection against the Indian nation state in 1966. The Declaration of ... More


The Final Leap

Sajal Nag

in The Uprising: Colonial State, Christian Missionaries, and Anti-Slavery Movement in North-East India (1908-1954)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460892
eISBN:
9780199086412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460892.003.0009
Subject:
History, Indian History

As the number of Christians rose, the practice of bawis came down drastically. But Lushai society became highly stratified, being divided into chiefs and commoners. It was Hmar Khawbung Bawichuaka, ... More


Building the Mizo Nation: Include Some, Exclude Some

M. Sajjad Hassan

in Building Legitimacy: Exploring State-Society Relations in Northeast India

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195692976
eISBN:
9780199081547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195692976.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter analyses the social and economic changes taking place in the Lushai Hills. It examines the conflicts in Mizo society and its dominant sections’ response to claims over the new state. It ... More


A Survey of Contemporary Self-Determination Politics

Kathleen Gallagher Cunningham

in Inside the Politics of Self-Determination

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780199364909
eISBN:
9780199364930
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199364909.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter explores empirically the phenomenon of self-determination politics and provides detailed discussion of variation in the internal structure of states and self-determination groups. It ... More


Death and Locality in the Creation of Mizo Identity

Joy L.K. Pachuau

in Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2014
ISBN:
9780199451159
eISBN:
9780199084586
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.003.0005
Subject:
History, Indian History

In this chapter, the author claims that who a Mizo is, may not be as self-evident as is expected and therefore the question of ‘who is a Mizo?’ is important. The author thus claims a fluidity in the ... More


Other Northeastern States: Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Arunachal Pradesh

Govind Bhattacharjee

in Special Category States of India

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780199460830
eISBN:
9780199086528
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199460830.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter describes the situations under which the special category status was accorded to these five northeastern states. Meghalaya was carved out of Assam in 1972, and the union territories of ... More


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