People from India’s Northeast have crafted distinct as well as diverse cultural cryptograms, discernments and personality which is frequently at loggerheads with the power politics from outside the region. Thus, attention is often on the societies of the Northeast India as they putter with transforming institutions and more intensive resource consumption in the wake of modernization and development activities. This volume is an examination into questions of who exercises control, who constructs knowledge/ideas about the region and how far such discourses are people-centric. It inspects how India’s Northeast have been understood in colonial and post-colonial contexts through the contributions from research scholars and faculties from different academic spaces. These contributions are both from within the region as well as from neighbourhood. Thus, presenting a cross-dimensional gaze on social, political, economic as well as issues related to space-relation. Even though it is a volume on India`s Northeast to engage academicians, researchers, policy makers, it will attract rational readers from all around.
About the Author
Charisma K. Lepcha teaches anthropology at Sikkim University. She was a Fellow at the Indian Institute of Advanced Studies (IIAS), Shimla (2018-2019). She has recently been awarded Harvard-Yenching Institute Visiting Scholar for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Uttam Lal is Faculty at Department of Geography, Sikkim University. He led Sikkim University team in the Inter-University Consortium on Cryosphere and Climate Change (IUCCCC) and was recipient of `Emerging Scholar-2014’ at India-China Institute, New School, New York. He was Erasmus+ Mobility programme Guest Fellow at Aarhus University, Denmark, 2018.