Blisters on their Feet: Tales of Internally Displaced by Samir Kumar Das

By Samir Kumar Das

India's North East is quickly turning into one more quarter of common and man-made failures, intercommunity strife, and violent conflicts. This has result in its accounting for the biggest variety of humans continually at the movement within the kingdom, and for that reason the analogy within the booklet name with Blisters on their ft. This e-book is a compendium of case reviews drawn from Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, and Tripura - the 4 worst-affected states of the zone. This ebook is the 1st of its variety, weaving the tales of the folk of this zone with infrequent perception, sensitivity, and dedication, and with none theoretical pretensions. The editor's advent serves as an invaluable key to conceptualizing inner displacement as a examine challenge and a question of nationwide situation. The e-book is helping us comprehend the human tragedy of this quarter in a much broader comparative context.

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2006. ‘The Insecure World of Nation’ (mimeo). Sharma, P. 1991. ), Assam and the Assamese Mind. Jorhat: Asom Sahitya Sabha. Tocqueville, Alexis De 2000. ), and introduction by Harvey Mansfield and Delba Winthorp. London: University of Chicago Press. Varshney, A. 2005. ‘Nationalism, Ethnicity and Rationality’, in M. ), Peace Studies: Critical Concepts in Political Science. London: Routledge. 44 SAMIR KUMAR DAS SECTION I ARUNACHAL PRADESH 46 P. K. MANDAL AND M. C. BEHERA 1 Socio-economic Portents of Displacement of Indigenous Peoples P.

The idea is not so much to load us with figures and estimates and delve into the hairsplitting details but to appreciate the existence of a problem. Moreover, any census on displaced persons unnecessarily and prematurely drags us into some definitional and methodological controversies and thereby detains us before we set out to conduct our researches. Any such data are also liable to be misused. 42 SAMIR KUMAR DAS 2. For a review of these rights, see, Kalin (2000). 3. His presentation to the Orientation Workshop on ‘Rethinking Rights, Justice and Development in India’ organized by Calcutta Research group and Panos South Asia in Guwahati on April 21, 2006.

30 SAMIR KUMAR DAS All the case studies contained in this volume point to the inability of the displaced persons to prove themselves as legal personalities eligible for protection under the law and with rights that the Constitution and the laws of the land guarantees to the people of this country. ’ (quoted in Kamcham 2006 mimeo). This attests to the death of the legal person. It is through millions of such deaths that the law establishes its hegemony over the society. The only identity recognized is the legal one.

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