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Debating the Inner Line Regulation in Sibsagar–Naga Hills

Colonial Construction of a Frontier

An examination of the emergence, shifts and perceptions surrounding the Inner Line Regulation in the North East Frontier reveals that the Inner Line seems to be more of a civilisational frontier than a territorial one. Regulation of the Inner Line has played an important role in postcolonial political construction of the highland–lowland duality and in the creation of a contested social space in the Sibsagar–Naga Hills.


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Updated On : 19th Feb, 2018


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