ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Impact of Colonial Anthropology on Identity Politics and Conflicts in Assam

The assertion of ethnocentric identity by different groups or communities in heterogeneous Assam demands that one look back at the genesis of such a situation. The present ethnocentric crisis in Assam is so volatile that most of the "tribes" have already rejected the proposal to become part of an "Assamese" identity. One finds that colonial ethnography and anthropological approaches in postcolonial Assam play a very crucial role in the present unresolved crisis.

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