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ETHNO-NARRATIVES

ETHNO-NARRATIVES

IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE IN NORTH EAST INDIA

SUKALPA BHATTACHARYA, RAJESH DEV(Ed)

Year : 2006

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208pp

ISBN : 8183640109, Price : $65.00 Add To Cart

About the Book

The specific ethno-narratives of various communities of North East India with a wide range of themes; starting from the construction of identities through folk and ethno-narratives to political and historical structuring of ethnic identities have been contributed by scholars, known both for their erudition and commitment, in this volume. Most of the articles have drawn upon a methodology of insiders and participant perspective in order to portray the experiential aspects of claims of community and identity. The book may be of the interest to those interested in the subject and in the North East India.



 

About Author

Dr. Sukalpa Bhattacharjee teaches English at North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. She has lectured in various Universities of Europe and Asia. She has authored, Post-Colonial Literature: Essays on Gender, Theory and Genres and is one of the Editor-Contributor for Human Rights and Insurgency: The North-East India and contributed to Anthologies on Multi Ethnic Literatures of United States (MELUS), Literary Theory, Cultural Studies and journals on Postcolonial Studies.

Dr. Rajesh Dev teaches Political Science at Womens College, Shillong and is also currently visiting faculty at the Department of Law, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong. He has contributed essays to edited volumes and journals of repute and is a regular contributor to regional and national dailies


Contents

PREFACE

CONTRIBUTORS

INTRODUCTION: IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE IN NORTH EAST INDIA

ETHNO NARRATIVES

GENDER AND POWER: WOMEN-CENTRED NARRATIVES FROM A-NAGA FOLKLORE-TEMSULA AO
THE SIGNIFYING DIMENSIONS OF THE FOLK: A STUDY OF KA TIEW LARUN - ESTHER SYIEM
DESCENT OF THE SEVEN HUTS: FOLK NARRATIVE AS STRUCTURE OF THE KHASI PNAR CONSCIOUSNESS - ABHIJIT CHOUDHURY


CONSTRUCTION OF ETHNIC NARRATICES

RESISTANCE IN VERSE - SAJAL NAG
NARRATIVES CLAIMS AND IDENTITY IMPASSE: THE EXPERIENCES OF THE NOWHERE PEOPLE - RAJESH DEV
WISDOM AND REASON: DECOLONIZING ETHNOGRAPHY IN NORTH EAST INDIA - PRASENJIT BISWAS

IDENTITY AND EXPERIENCE

REPRESENTATION OF GENDER: MARGINALITY IN THE VISUAL NARRATIVE OF M.H. BARBHUYAN - MOUSHUMI KANDALI
THE FAILED NARRATIVES OF NORTH EAST INDIA: SUJATA MIRI'S THE BROKEN CIRCLE - ZILKIA JANER
SYLHETI NARRATIVES: MEMORY TO IDENTITY - SUKALPA BHATTACHARJEE
NEGOTIATING FRONTIER SPACES: NARRATIVES AND THE IDEA OF A GOALPARIA IDENTITY - SANGHAMITRA MISRA
MYTHS, TRADITION AND IDENTITY: WOMEN IN KHASI MATRILINY - PATRICIA MUKHIM

 

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