Development through Trade: Re-examining India’s Act East Policy and the Northeastern Region

By Thongkholal Haokip in Rakhee Bhattacharya (ed.). Developmentalism as Strategy: Interrogating Post-colonial Narratives on India’s North East. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2019. This chapter has laid down a critical alternative to understand ‘development through trade’ by relocating India’s Northeast in its highly debated Act East Policy. The Northeast which was ‘a meeting ground, a transit point and the southern trials […]

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Territoriality

By Thongkholal Haokip In Jelle J.P. Wouters and T.B. Subba (eds.). The Routledge Companion to Northeast India, Routledge, 2022, Chapter 71. Writing on hill politics in Northeast India at the time when most of the hilly areas of the region were still demanding statehood Shibanikinkar Chaube contends “that until the British advent, the notion of territorial or political authority was […]

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Indigenous Knowledge and Early Warning Systems

By Thongkholal Haokip in Amita Singh (ed.) International Handbook of Disaster Research, Singapore: Springer Nature, 2022. The experience and knowledge of older generation on disaster are rich with local warning indicators from birds, animals and other natural phenomena. Stories about natural disasters in the past are found in oral literatures, songs, poems and even lullabies. Such past knowledge can not […]

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