Ethnic Identity, Development and Democratization in North-east India

Course Number: 
HSL875
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Sociology
Credit: 
3.0

Pre-requisite

Course Objective

This course will familiarize a student with major development issues affecting Northeast India, the shifts in Government of India policy towards North-east India, and how democratization has shaped identity expressions and led to organization of social movements in this region.

Course Content

Making of Northeast India (NEI) – past and present; Regional identity and Nationalism; Look East policy and Vision 2020; Identity politics, ethnic affirmation, territorial sovereignty and ethnic violence; underdevelopment and development challenges; social movements, ethnic movements for political autonomy and secessionism; responses of Indian state and AFSPA; gender, tribalism, race, and religion; civil society in NEI; human development report

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