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Long before the onset of information revolution, human society has strong tradition of media life. Media is cultural deterministic and embedded in everyday lifeworld of human society. Mediated and saturated media world is not the only factor that makes media popular although media studies and...
This essay challenges the salience of the caste question for writing a social history of modern Assam. It argues that pre-colonial records contained enough indicators for arguing that caste in Assam was never a rigid and impermeable social grid. The variegated nature of Assam’s geo-political and...
The paper seeks to locate the violence perpetrated on the bodies of the coolies in colonial Assam. The paper observes that the existing historiography on tea plantations in colonial Assam restricts corporeal violence on the coolies within the boundaries of the plantation estates and does not...
The Lushais maintained commercial contact with the surrounding plains traders in the eighteenth and nineteenth century. The British administrators recognised the importance of trade and bazaar in relation with independent Lushai chiefs and to use them as a diplomatic tool to influence the...
Contemporary Naga literature in English engages with aspects of State-making, nationalism while it lives in a moment identified as the global. It also inhabits the ‘postcolonial’ terrain given its history of British Colonisation. In other words, even as contemporary Naga literature in English...
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