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Dancing to the State: Ethnic Compulsions of the Tangsa in Assam

Meenaxi Barkataki-Ruscheweyh, ISBN 13: 9780199472598, Year : 2017, Rs. 1195 Rs. 1004 (Free shipping within India only. No extras for postage and handling. )


Diversity in northeast India is often celebrated and performed. There has been a spate of ethnic festivals in this region in the recent years, but a question remains: Are these activities of ethnic revival signs of increasing agency or proof of their continued marginalization? Situated around the tiny Tangsa community of Assam, this narrative ethnography looks at ethnic marginality and the compulsions imposed on minority communities by the dominant community, state policies, and political borders.