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Nationalism in the vernacular, state, tribes, and the politics of peace in northeast India, Roluahpuia.

Nationalism in the Vernacular illuminates our understating of the relationship between orality and nationalist politics. In doing so, it provides a new angle to the understanding of nationalism by looking at the popular support and participation of ordinary people in the construction of Mizo nationalism, in short, the vernacularisation of nationalism. The book examines this process of vernacularisation at two levels, the first concerns the process of creating a vernacular language to express nationalist ideas and second, the irrepressibility of the oral against state's violent response to the nationalist movement. Drawing from multiple sources, the book through the rich oral narratives, archival materials, including government and media reports shows how Mizos have remained active agents in asserting and claiming their rights to defining ideas of nationalism in their own terms by making it distinctively Mizo
Table Of Contents
The 'tribal question' in India : problem of inclusion -- The emergence of Mizo nationalism : the formative phase -- The Mizo National Front and the vernacularization of nationalism -- Violence, counter-insurgency, and the transcript of resistance -- Discord, accord, and the politics for peace
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed.
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 01 May 2023)
Physical Description
1 online resource (xviii, 195 pages), digital, PDF file(s).
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