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State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Santana Khanikar

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How do people respond to a state that is violent towards its own citizens? In State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India, this question is addressed through insights offered by ethnographic ... More


Introduction: Probing State-legitimacy in the Context of Violence

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

How is it that nation-states running on democratic procedures like elections engage simultaneously in extreme forms of violence towards its own citizens? While introducing this question in this ... More


Of Blessings and Banes: People, ULFA, and the State in Lakhipathar

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Lakhipathar in Assam is defined as a margin due to both its lack of ‘order’ or ‘normalcy’ and its precarious physical location at the edges of the proclaimed territories of India. It is this unruly ... More


ULFA in Lakhipathar: Perspectives and Perceptions

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

Studying the ULFA movement at its peak during late 1980s, as it was experienced in Assam and in and around Lakhipathar more specifically, this chapter marks out different perspectives from which ULFA ... More


The Making of an Authority: The State versus the Non-state

Santana Khanikar

in State, Violence, and Legitimacy in India

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780199485550
eISBN:
9780199092031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199485550.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines how the everyday social life of contemporary Lakhipathar is shaped and influenced by its extraordinary past of violence. Examining the place of the army in the present, it ... More


The Indian State and ULFA: Winning a Battle and Losing the War? 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

In the late 1980s, Assam was rocked by an independentist militancy under the leadership of the United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) that the Indian government eventually suppressed by the 1990s ... More


Twenty-Five Years Later: A Diminished Democracy 1

Sanjib Baruah

in Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of Northeast India

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2012
ISBN:
9780195690828
eISBN:
9780199081769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195690828.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

India is an ethnic federation comprised of states, most of which can be described as nation-provinces. While these nation-provinces are far from being mono-ethnic, the nation-province model has given ... More


Commune and (Relief) Camp

Sanjay Barbora

in Homeland Insecurities: Autonomy, Conflict, and Migration in Assam

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780192855329
eISBN:
9780191945458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192855329.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Migration Studies (including Refugee Studies)

This chapter looks at the ramifications of such violence and its capacity to corrode democratic institutions and social structures. These processes were highlighted by civil rights groups throughout ... More


The Foreigners of Assam

Rizwana Shamshad

in Bangladeshi Migrants in India: Foreigners, Refugees, or Infiltrators?

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199476411
eISBN:
9780199090952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199476411.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

This chapter examines the current nationalist thought in Assam and discourse on Bangladeshi migrants in the state. Assam which is known as a miniature of India, due to its ethnic diversity, has ... More


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