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Nagas as a society against voting: And other essays
This book explores the form and character of political and social life in Nagaland. Firmly grounded in the historical experiences and ethnographic specifics of Naga society, its eleven essays variously discuss the origins, evolution and convulsions of the Naga Movement for self-determination, the ways Naga villagers apply their agency and imagination to appropriate and rework India's democracy process to their own uses and lifeworlds, kinship networks and the social formation of tribes, and the politics of place and identity. This book will be of interest both to students of contemporary Naga society and to those interested in Highland Asia, political anthropology, kinship and tribes, insurgency, and conceptual politics and sociology more widely.