Land, People and Politics: Contest over Tribal Land in Northeast India

Publisher: NESRC & IWGIA
Author: Editors: Walter Fernandes and Sanjay Barbora
Number of pages: 175
ISBN number: 978-87-91563-40-9
ISSN number: 0105-4503
Publication language: English
Country publication is about: India, Nagalim
Region publication is about: Asia
Financially supported by: Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Release year: 2009
Release month / day: jan-09

Tags: Land rights, Climate

Land is the centre of most conflicts in Northeast India because of its importance in the life of the people of the region, particularly its tribal communities. It is also the resource most under attack, in the tribal areas in particular. This book is an attempt to understand the processes that result in tribal land alienation and the consequent conflicts in the region. The essays in this book attempt to disaggregate the received knowledge on land use systems in Northeast India, by using a mixture of ethnography and archival data. Contents: 1. Tribal Land Alienation in the Northeast: An Introduction Walter Fernandes and Sanjay Barbora 2. Privatisation of Communal Land of the Tribes of North East India: A Sociological Viewpoint A. K. Nongkynrih 3. Land Ownership among the Khasis of Meghalaya: A Gender Perspective Patricia Mukhim 4. The Alienation of Land among the Garos Balsa B. Sangma 5. Ethnography of the Nagaland–Assam Foothills in Northeast India Dolly Kikon 6. Land Use System in Manipur Hills: A Case Study of the Tangkhul Naga U A Shimray 7. Refugee Rehabilitation and Land Alienation in Tripura Sukhendu Debbarma 8. Land Alienation due to Large Hydro-Power Projects in Arunachal Pradesh Manju Menon 9. Land, Laws, Alienation and Con_ict: Changing Land Relations among the Karbis in Karbi Anglong District Uttam Bathari

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