Constraint and Challenges to Social Science Research in North-East India

by C J Thomas, L S Gassah

ISBN: 9789386615589
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Imprint : Regency Publications
Year : 2018
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Author Profile

Professor L.S. Gassah is teaching in the Department of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, for the last more than 38 years and his area of specialization is on Government and Politics in North-East India. He has written and edited many books and contributed a large number of research papers published in book chapters and journals. Earlier he held the offices as Head of the Department of Political Science, North-Eastern Hill University (1998-2001 and 2007-2008) and Dean, S

About The Book

Social Science research in the North-Eastern region continues to focus on the traditional concerns of border trade, local administration, tribal customs and governance, regional movements, migration and insurgencies so on and so forth. Whatever little literature we have on the new policy thinking serves as an official apologia and are a commissioned researches to privilege any particular finding and hardly betrays any critical engagement with the new social realties. It is time that social scien

Table of Contents

List of Contributors vii Introduction ix Concept Note xiii I 1. Confronting Social Reality: Exploring Appropriate Research Strategies for India’s Northeast 3 Samir Kumar Das 2. North-East India: A Continental View 15 S.K. Chaube 3. Regionalism, Globalisation and Constraints to Research in the North-East 33 Walter Fernandes 4. Status of Research on Politics in North-East India 49 H. Srikanth 5. In Pursuit of History Discussion on the Collection and Interpretation of Dat