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Politics Of Autonomy And Ethnic Cocooning In Mizoram

Authored By: Anup Shekhar Chakraborty

Publisher:  Authorspress

ISBN-13: 978-81-7273-741-2

Year of Publication: 2015

Pages: 330

                                       Binding: Hardback(HB)

Category:  History / Political Science / Current Affairs

Price in Rs. 665.00

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About the Book


This book concentrates on highlighting several issues that form the complex matrix of identity within the terrain of the socio-political-cultural landscape of Mizoram. It highlights the braided nature of the relations between the Centre and the State and also looks at the process of party formation and attitudes towards the southerners vis-a-vis the northerners in the process of identity formation. This study also bring out the complex within tribe relations which are moulded by strictures of patriarchal control and are exerted very intensely over issues of identity formation, centre-state relations and governance; and such relations continue to be moulded in the strict notions of Zo/Mizo understanding of identity and development.

About the Author


Dr. Anup Shekhar Chakraborty (b. 1980) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, St. Joseph’s College (North Bengal University), North Point, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. He is an alumnus of St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and University of Calcutta.

The thrust areas of his research interests includes Identity and Ethnicity in Northeast India, Gender and Spatial Politics, Migrations and Diaspora, Media and Culture Studies, Community & Policy Studies, Development Studies, HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Health, Human Rights, Women and Child Rights, Refugee Issues etc.

He was awarded the ‘India Social Science Research Award 2009’ by Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) and India Development Foundation for his research work on “Politics of Social ‘Exclusions’ and ‘Inclusions’ in Mizoram”.

His current research “Contested Landscape and Befuddled Public Sphere: Media, Democracy And Public Participation In Darjeeling Hills” engages in the protracted ‘sometimes dormant, sometimes active’ Gorkhaland movement and unravelling the problem of the contest over the land and the nature of the public sphere in the Darjeeling Hills.

He is the C.R. Parekh Fellow (2011-12) at the Asia Research Centre, London School of Economics & Political Science.