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In the Shadows of Naga Insurgency: Tribes, State, and Violence in Northeast India

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 interpersonal and intertribal relations in expected and unexpected ways. The boo ... More

Keywords: state-society relations, economic development, tribe, violence, democratic politics, corruption, political conflict, insurgency-complex, Nagaland, Northeast India

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780199485703
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199485703.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jelle J.P. Wouters, author
Senior Lecturer, Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan