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- DescriptionThe mograph examines issues of ethnicity and identity with specific reference to a particular ethnic group from India's Northeast, namely the Mizos. In seeking to understand the emergence of Mizo identity, the book makes a general contribution to how identities are formed and constructed. By examining how mainland India views the Northeast, the author engages with tions of how difference plays an important role in the creation of identity. Notions of difference , it is argued, are embedded in the politics of domination and hegemonisation. Ather thrust in the book is to look for patterns in social organization that impinge on identity-making that are t far removed from self-ascribed tions about the ethnic self . Such self-ascribed tions are seen as instruments of agency that defy the views of the other , while also organizing the 'ethnic self'. In this, the community's engagements with Christianity, which is localised , and its practices surrounding death are seen as prime organisers. Praxis , especially in the context of Christianity and death, are thus seen t only as chief organisers of Mizo identity, but also as the boundary markers around which tions of belonging and exclusion are invoked. The mograph historicizes these issues thereby looking at ways in which pre- and post-colonial situations, reflection on these situations, religion and social practice all impinge on and imbricate identity construction for the Mizos.
- Author BiographyJoy LK Pachuau is Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.
- Author(s)Joy L. K. Pachuau
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication06/11/2014
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Note11 b/w illustrations
- Weight464 g
- Width148 mm
- Height224 mm
- Spine26 mm
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