Ethnicity and autonomy movement

case of Bodo-Kacharis of Assam
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Vikas Pub. House , New Delhi
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Chiefly on the movement of Bodo people for creation of a separate Bodoland in Assam by Bodoland Autonomous Council.

StatementChandana Bhattacharjee.
LC ClassificationsDS432.B63 B48
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 393 p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL953652M
ISBN 100706988787
LC Control Number95911308

This book, first published indeals with one of the most urgent problems of contemporary times: the political organisation of multi-ethnic states. Most major conflicts of our time are internal to the state and revolve around the claims of access to or the redesign of the state.

Autonomy and Ethnicity: Negotiating Competing Claims in Multi-Ethnic States. This book, first published indeals with one of the most urgent problems of contemporary times: the political organisation of multi-ethnic states.

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Autonomy has sometimes secured a breathing space as an interim, or even ambiguous, expedient while longer-term solutions are explored and negotiated.

Autonomy has been used to separate as well as to bring people by: various sorts of ethnic movements demanding either autonomy or separation from the larger groups.

The state of Assam itself has undergone several splits in the post independence period only to satisfy the ethnic aspirations of the different ethnic groups of the region.

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However, these days, the goal post has slowly shifted towards the internal feuds among the indigenous tribes and finally, started ethnicity-based autonomy movements within the State. With this background, the paper attempts to analyse rationale and practicability of autonomy demands asserted by different ethnic Author: Komol Singha, Purusottam Nayak.

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After all, autonomy movements themselves are complex constructs with competing interests (Lacina accounts for this in terms of co-ethnic rivalry). For readers more interested in autonomy movements themselves, or their various mechanisms of mobilization and framing, the book is less revealing.

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Ethnicity and autonomy movement: case of Bodo-Kacharis of Assam. [Chandana Bhattacharjee] -- Chiefly on the movement of Bodo people for creation of a separate Bodoland in Assam by Bodoland Autonomous Council.

Consequently, alliance and re-alliance among the ethnic groups transpired. In the s, it finally led to the balkanization of ethnicity-based autonomy movements in the region. Unfortunately, the state's ad-hoc measures failed to contain protected conflicts and, instead, compounded the situation and swelled hybrid ethnic by: 2.

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Keywords Autonomy movement, Assam, ethnicity, elites, migration, state’s responses Introduction Though the movement for Assamese nation province germinated in the early s and its resultant state re-organization process completed in the s, the.

movement grew out of its initial mono-ethnic nature and became in the course of time both pan-tribal and regional. More-over, the fact that over a period of 'two centuries', the quest for autonomy of the Jharkhandis did not get extinguished, goes to prove that it is a 'living vibrant movement.

ethnic card primarily for economic and political benefits (Baruah, ), and in the process, alliance and re-alliance of different ethnic communities have also intensified. This very process of grouping communities on ethnic lines caused internal feuds, and consequently led to the movements for greater autonomy within the State.

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Ethnic mobilizations in all. This book deals with the urges and aspirations of some ethnic communities to acquire, through socio-political movements, some measure of control over societal resources like political power, economic endowment and social status. Their goals vary from total independence to degrees of autonomy within the constitutional federal framework.Since Independence, Assam which is a land of diverse ethnic communities, has witnessed a series of identity movements centred on political demands for statehood.

The Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution provided for Autonomous Councils in some parts of Assam. But even in these parts, for instance, since s, the two hill districts of Karbi Anglong and North Cachar Hills have been citing.Ethnic Problems and Movements for Autonomy in Darjeeling The complexities of the ethnic problems were embedded in the demands and the resultant movements for autonomy which came to the surface from time to time in the district of Darjeeling in West Bengal.

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