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Tiplut Nongbri and A.S. Shimreiwung


Tiplut Nongbri and A.S. Shimreiwung


ISBN 9788131608524
Publication Year 2017
Pages 176 pages
Binding Hardback
Sale Territory World (Except USA and Canada)

About the Book

The book highlights the problems faced by Northeast migrants in the cities they migrate. Set in the city of Delhi, the book brings into sharp relief how cultural and racial minorities managed their lives in a milieu where their identity is under constant interrogation and livelihood in a state of flux. Going beyond the ‘racial discrimination’ thesis that informs most works on the subject, it addresses issues of citizenship, ethnicity, gender, religion, role of the state, and the social bonding and disjunctures that take place when people of different cultures live in and share common space. This book is an important addition to the growing literature on India’s Northeast, exposing both the vulnerability and strength of a people long seen as the social and cultural ‘other’. Based on the sociological perspective and policy analysis, the book should interest students of sociology, anthropology, social policy and lay readers alike.


1 Introduction

2 Locating Northeasterners in Delhi
3 Social and Economic Profile of the Respondents
4 Racism and Social Discrimination: Issues and Contestation
5 Crossing Boundaries: Marriage and Intimacy Across Cultures
6 State and Civil Society Response
7 Conclusion

About the Author / Editor

Tiplut Nongbri was a Professor at the Centre for the Study of Social Systems and former Director, North East India Studies Programme, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She taught Sociology for several years and has a number of publications in the areas of development, environment, ethnicity, gender, kinship and religion. A.S. Shimreiwung is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology, Tezpur University, Assam. He has done PhD in Sociology from CSSS, JNU. His doctoral thesis was on music and literature of Tangkhul Nagas. He has co-edited a book on encountering modernity among the tribal communities in Northeast India, and written academic papers on rituals and transitions from oral culture to written culture.

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