In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency

Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

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ISBN:

9780199485703

Publication date:

21/05/2018

Hardback

356 pages

Price: 995.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199485703

Publication date:

21/05/2018

Hardback

356 pages

Jelle J.P. Wouters

In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency is a fine-grained critique of the Naga struggle for political redemption, the state’s response to it, and the social corollaries and carry-overs of protracted political conflict on everyday life. Offering an ethnographic underview, Jelle Wouters illustrates an ‘insurgency complex’ that reveals how embodied experiences of resistance and state aggression, violence and volatility, and struggle and suffering link together to shape social norms, animate local agitations, and complicate inter-personal and inter-tribal relations in expected and unexpected ways.

Rights:  World Rights

Jelle J.P. Wouters

Description

In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency is a fine-grained critique of the Naga struggle for political redemption, the state’s response to it, and the social corollaries and carry-overs of protracted political conflict on everyday life. Offering an ethnographic underview, Jelle Wouters illustrates an ‘insurgency complex’ that reveals how embodied experiences of resistance and state aggression, violence and volatility, and struggle and suffering link together to shape social norms, animate local agitations, and complicate inter-personal and inter-tribal relations in expected and unexpected ways. The book locates the historical experiences and agency of the Naga people and relates these to ordinary villagers’ perceptions, actions, and moral reasoning vis-à-vis both the Naga Movement and the state and its lucrative resources. It thus presses us to rethink our views on tribalism, conflict and ceasefire, development, corruption, and democratic politics.

About the Author
Jelle J.P. Wouters
is senior lecturer at Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan

Jelle J.P. Wouters

Table of contents


List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction: The Shadows of Naga Insurgency
2. Clan, Village, Tribe, and Naga Nation
3. Ceasefire as Conflict: Factions, Taxes, and National Workers
4. Seeing the State: Violence, ‘Seduction’, and Neo-Tribal Developmentalism
5. Corruption and the Moral Economy of State Resources
6. The State As a Resource: The Quest for ‘Frontier Nagaland’
7. Performing Democracy in Nagaland

Epilogue: Life Beyond the Shadows of Naga Insurgency
References
Index
About the Author

Jelle J.P. Wouters

Features

  • 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

Jelle J.P. Wouters

Jelle J.P. Wouters

Description

In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency is a fine-grained critique of the Naga struggle for political redemption, the state’s response to it, and the social corollaries and carry-overs of protracted political conflict on everyday life. Offering an ethnographic underview, Jelle Wouters illustrates an ‘insurgency complex’ that reveals how embodied experiences of resistance and state aggression, violence and volatility, and struggle and suffering link together to shape social norms, animate local agitations, and complicate inter-personal and inter-tribal relations in expected and unexpected ways. The book locates the historical experiences and agency of the Naga people and relates these to ordinary villagers’ perceptions, actions, and moral reasoning vis-à-vis both the Naga Movement and the state and its lucrative resources. It thus presses us to rethink our views on tribalism, conflict and ceasefire, development, corruption, and democratic politics.

About the Author
Jelle J.P. Wouters
is senior lecturer at Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan

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Table of contents


List of Figures
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations

1. Introduction: The Shadows of Naga Insurgency
2. Clan, Village, Tribe, and Naga Nation
3. Ceasefire as Conflict: Factions, Taxes, and National Workers
4. Seeing the State: Violence, ‘Seduction’, and Neo-Tribal Developmentalism
5. Corruption and the Moral Economy of State Resources
6. The State As a Resource: The Quest for ‘Frontier Nagaland’
7. Performing Democracy in Nagaland

Epilogue: Life Beyond the Shadows of Naga Insurgency
References
Index
About the Author

Read More