Journals Higher Education



Published: 26 October 2018

356 Pages | Nil

ISBN: 9780199485703

Bookseller Code (06)

In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency

Tribes, State, and Violence in India's Northeast

Jelle J.P. Wouters

  • Offers an ethnographic underview of the consequences of and corollaries to protracted political conflict and ceasefire in the Naga highlands of Northeast India.
  • Provides a critical account of how long decades of Naga insurgency, and the state's response to it, wrought its state-society relations.
  • Reveals how Nagas' embodied experiences of resistance and state aggression, violence and volatility, struggle and suffering are linked together, how these produce long term mentalities and moralities, shape social norms, animate local struggles, and magnify interpersonal and intertribal relations.