By Sanghamitra Misra
This booklet discusses the politics of house and id within the borderlands of northeastern India among the early 1800s and the Thirties. Critiquing modern post-colonial histories the place this sector emerges as fragments, this booklet sees those views as carrying on with to be entrapped in a civilizational method of heritage writing. starting within the pre-colonial period where it specializes in the negotiated personality of state-formation in the course of the Mughal imperium, the e-book then enters the gap of the colonial the place it appears at many of the early interventions of the East India corporation. The research of markets as transmitters of authority highlights a huge argument that the publication makes. Peasantization and the advent of the concept of the sedentary agriculturist because the effective topic additionally arise for a close dialogue, in addition to financial switch and estate settlements, that are visible as very important methods by which the establishment of colonial legality acquired entrenched within the quarter.
Underlining the interface among the political economic climate and practices of cultural reviews, the e-book additionally explores the connections among speech, construction of counter narratives of old reminiscence, political tradition and financial system, with a spotlight at the cultural construction of a borderland identification that used to be marked via hyphenated lifestyles among proto- 'Bengal' and proto- 'Assam'.
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Becoming a Borderland: The Politics of Space and Identity in Colonial Northeastern India (Transition in Northeastern India) by Sanghamitra Misra