ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Tripura's Tryst with Literacy

Tripura’s achievement in ensuring near full literacy is a consequence of initiatives taken at the level of governance, peoples’ participation and political will.

The 'Ubiquitous' Bangladeshis

The mid-channel bars on the Brahmaputra, the chars, were settled before 1947 by migrants from East Bengal. Economic conditions on these tracts are bad and the chars are also subject to fl ooding, forcing the residents to migrate to the plains. But when these citizens migrate thus, they are viewed suspiciously due to the "indigenous-foreigner-minority" syndrome and are seen as Bangladeshis.

The "Ubiquitous" Bangladeshis

The identity-based politics of Assam remains entrapped within the contours of “cultural exclusivism”. The article analyses the oft forgotten char dwellers of Assam, who are the worst victims of a ubiquitous “indigenous-foreigner-minority” syndrome. When the hapless char dwellers migrate from the chars , they become the victims of discrimination. They are labelled as Bangladeshis or illegal immigrants from across the international border.
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