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Naga Peace Parleys: Sociological Reflections and a Plea for Pragmatism

The Naga conflict encompasses a unique and complex history straddling both the British and post-independence periods. Against the backdrop of this complexity, this essay highlights the ethnic, historical and cultural roots of the Naga issue and discusses solutions that have been advanced at various times. This essay argues that maximum use should be made of the Constitution's flexibility and adaptability and the Naga desire for peace. In this context, it examines the possibility of the "non-territorial model" as a way forward in the ongoing Indo-Naga peace talks.

People of India and Indian Anthropology

Through an assessment of the "People of India" project, this article pays homage to the late K S Singh who made a pioneering contribution to Indian anthropology. Besides the enormous output of his work, he was gifted with an exceptional ability, fertile imagination, the courage to go against prevailing opinion and the fortitude to bear vicious attacks by peers and critics alike.
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