Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India

Passivity: Rethinking Ethical Agency in Levinas, Benda Hofmeyr, ed., New York: Springer, pp. ... Downs, Frederick S., 1986, “No Longer Strangers: An Historical Account of the Council of Baptist Churches in Northeast India 1836–1986”, ...

Author: Michael Heneise

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351065047

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

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The Nagas of Northeast India give great importance to dreams as sources of divine knowledge, especially knowledge about the future. Although British colonialism, Christian missions, and political conflict have resulted in sweeping cultural and political transformations in the Indo-Myanmar borderlands, dream sharing and interpretation remain important avenues for negotiating everyday uncertainty and unpredictability. This book explores the relationship between dreams and agency through ethnographic fieldwork among the Angami Nagas. It tackles questions such as: What is dreaming? What does it mean to say ‘I had a dream’? And how do night-time dreams relate to political and social actions in waking moments? Michael Heneise shows how the Angami glean knowledge from signs, gain insight from ancestors, and potentially obtain divine blessing. Advancing the notion that dreams and dreaming can be studied as indices of relational, devotional, and political subjectivities, the author demonstrates that their examination can illuminate the ways in which, as forms of authoritative knowledge, they influence daily life, and also how they figure in the negotiation of day-to-day domestic and public interactions. Moreover, dream narration itself can involve techniques of ‘interference’ in which the dreamer seeks to limit or encourage the powerful influence of social ‘others’ encountered in dreams, such as ancestors, spirits, or the divine. Based on extensive ethnographic research, this book advances research on dreams by conceptualising how the ‘social’ encompasses the broader, co-extensive set of relations and experiences - especially with spirit entities - reflected in the ethnography of dreams. It will be of interest to those studying Northeast India, indigenous religion and culture, indigenous cosmopolitics in tribal India more generally, and the anthropology of dreams and dreaming.
Categories: Social Science

General Knowledge of Northeast India

General Knowledge of Northeast India

ABOUT NORTH-EAST INDIA: Northeast India (officially North Eastern Region, NER) is the easternmost region of India ... North Eastern Council (NEC), constituted in 1971 as the acting agency for the development of the north eastern states.

Author: Joydeep Ghosh

Publisher: Educreation Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 184

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This book is very important for those who are preparing for various competitive exams like mostly like Northeastern states Public Service Commission, Railway, Agricultural exam, Court, Clark, and many more various departmental examinations. It covers all the topics which are important according to the exam format and new examination pattern. This book is made according to syllabus and maintain the sequence of the syllabus, for that every student will be able to understand clearly. Previous years question paper is also included at the last of the States, and also attached the examination point of view questions which are mostly expected to come in the examination. Simple language, mostly table format, which are very preferable to memorized. I hope one who is reading this book will be able to understand and become successful. BEST WISHES TO ALL THANK YOU
Categories: Education

Women s Agency and Social Change

Women s Agency and Social Change

This book is based on the belief that knowledge production is, in itself, the praxis against oppressive structures and the need to understand the historical processes that slowly transformed women to become catalysts of social ...

Author: Meeta Deka

Publisher: SAGE Publishing India

ISBN: 9788132117988

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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Women’s Agency and Social Change: Assam and Beyond focuses on varied oppression, power relations and ideologies embedded in the complex yet interdependent social, political, economic and legal structures, and women’s subordination therein. British intervention, 1826–1947, by itself did not impact the agency aspect on women directly, but the emergence of new forces and factors sowed the seeds of women’s agency to impact social change, even if minimal. In the post-Independence period, British colonial legacy perpetuated the subordination of women through caste and class hierarchy at several levels, but an undercurrent of a feminist struggle persisted, not merely as a movement but also at individual levels. The book is written with the hope of encouraging future research on women’s experiences in the Northeastern region of India, and elsewhere; hence, a discussion on sources, methods and methodology is included in the conclusion. This book is based on the belief that knowledge production is, in itself, the praxis against oppressive structures and the need to understand the historical processes that slowly transformed women to become catalysts of social transformation.
Categories: Social Science

The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland

The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland

Stories from the Field Namrata Goswami. 6 ———. ———. 2012. 'Counterinsurgency Best Practices: Applicability to Northeast India', Small Wars Journal, 6 December, available at: ... Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India: The.

Author: Namrata Goswami

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190990220

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

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Namrata Goswami’s research on the Naga armed ethnic movement offers a compelling narrative on how conflict has affected the daily lives of the Nagas. This volume is an account of the Naga ethnic movement going on in India since 1918, covering both historical and contemporary aspects of the conflict. Based on over a decade of ethnographic work among the Naga rebels and movement zones, personal interviews, and secondary data, the author offers insights into how the Naga population perceives their meeting point with the institutions of the Indian state, especially the army and the paramilitary. The book documents what it is like, to live in a conflict zone and the restraints and thought processes that it cultivates especially among the youth. The book reveals gripping stories of tremendous courage and conviction from people who have thought about the political unrest, been born into it, taken part in it, or have been affected by it. The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland reflects the Nagas’ love for their land, tracing the poignant mix of nature, land, identity, emotions, culture as well as the inter-ethnic differences that exacerbate the conflict.
Categories: Social Science

Provincial Globalization in India

Provincial Globalization in India

Urban Marginalisation in South Asia Waste Pickers in Calcutta Nandini Sen Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India The Life and Landscapes of Dreams Michael Heneise Provincial Globalization in India Transregional Mobilities and ...

Author: Carol Upadhya

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351631075

Category: Social Science

Page: 194

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The movement of people from small towns and villages of India to places outside the country raises a number of questions– about the networks that enable their mobility, the aspirations that motivate them, what they give back to their home regions, and how their provincial home worlds engage with and absorb the consequent transnational flows of money, ideas, influence and care. This book analyzes the social consequences of the transmission of migrant resources to provincial places in India. Bringing together case studies from four regions, it demonstrates that these flows are very diverse, are inflected by regional histories of mobility and development, and may reinforce local power structures or instigate social change in unexpected ways. The chapters collected in this volume examine conflicts over migrant-funded education or rural development projects, how migrants from Dalit, Muslim and other marginalized groups use their new wealth to promote social progress or equality in their home regions, and why migrants invest in property in provincial India or return regularly to their ancestral homes to revitalize ritual traditions. These studies also demonstrate that diaspora philanthropy is routed largely through social networks based on caste, community or kinship ties, thereby extending them spatially, and illustrate how migrant efforts to ‘develop’ their home regions may become entangled in local politics or influence state policies. This collection of eight original ethnographic field studies develops new theoretical insights into the diverse outcomes of international migration and the influences of regional diasporas within India. These collected studies illustrate the various ways in which migrants remain socially, economical and politically influential in their home regions. The book develops a fresh perspective on the connections between transnational migration and processes of development, revealing how provincial India has become deeply globalized. It will be of interest to academics and students in the fields of anthropology, geography, transnational and diaspora studies, and South Asian studies.
Categories: Social Science

Space Utopia and Indian Decolonization

Space  Utopia and Indian Decolonization

Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India The Life and Landscapes of Dreams Michael Heneise Provincial Globalization in India Transregional Mobilities and Development Politics Edited by Carol Upadhya, Mario Rutten and Leah Koskimaki ...

Author: Sandeep Banerjee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429686405

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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The book illuminates the spatial utopianism of South Asian anti-colonial texts by showing how they refuse colonial spatial imaginaries to re-imagine the British Indian colony as the postcolony in diverse and contested ways. Focusing on the literary field of South Asia between, largely, the 1860s and 1920s, it underlines the centrality of literary imagination and representation in the cultural politics of decolonization. This book spatializes our understanding of decolonization while decoupling and complicating the easy equation between decolonization and anti-colonial nationalism. The author utilises a global comparative framework and reads across the English-vernacular divide to understand space as a site of contested representation and ideological contestation. He interrogates the spatial desire of anti-colonial and colonial texts across a range of genres, namely, historical romances, novels, travelogues, memoirs, poems, and patriotic lyrics. The book is the first full-length literary geographical study of South Asian literary texts and will be of interest to an interdisciplinary audience in the fields of Postcolonial and World Literature, Asian Literature, Victorian Literature, Modern South Asian Historiography, Literature and Utopia, Literature and Decolonization, Literature and Nationalism, Cultural Geography, and South Asian Studies.
Categories: Social Science

Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

Global Health Governance and Commercialisation in India

The series welcomes new submissions from young researchers as well as established scholars working on South Asia, from any disciplinary perspective. Agency and Knowledge in Northeast India The Life and Landscapes ...

Author: Anuj Kapilashrami

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351049009

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Global health governance has been the subject of wide scholarship, more recently brought to the fore by priorities for global health defined by the Sustainable Development Agenda. The health landscape itself has changed dramatically in the last two decades, shaped by cross-border flows of capital, ideas, technology intermediated through the complex interaction between global, national and local actors and institutions. This book analyses the complex terrain of global health governance and local responses to new global forms of integration and fragmentation in India. It unpacks, both conceptually and empirically, local manifestation and translation of global health architecture and regimes and how these processes influence public health policy and practice; as well as to what extent rules and flows are complied with, resisted and transformed at national and sub-national levels. Drawing together critical scholarship on interactions between global and local actors, focusing on processes, dilemmas, conflicts and trade-offs that such engagement presents for national health policies and health systems, it speaks to this interface between the global, national and local. Filling an important gap in global health governance scholarship in India, the book is a useful contribution to the fields of Global Health Policy, International health and Development, Health Systems, Health Inequalities, public health, public administration, development studies, social work, nursing, management studies and mainstream social science disciplines that engage with globalisation and health.
Categories: Social Science

Consequences of Longterm Conflicts in Northeast India

Consequences of Longterm Conflicts in Northeast India

Weak resolve, political pressures, bureaucratic hurdles and the lack of inter-agency integration and cooperation prevent the formulation of a clear aim, overall policy and plan. Besides the above, lack of in depth knowledge of the ...

Author: V R Raghavan

Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd

ISBN: 9789382573548

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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In the case of Northeast India, a number of researchers were engaged to study different and multi-layered dynamics of the conflict and the consequences. This is the second book that encompasses the studies presented by many researchers on different facets of this conflict.
Categories: Political Science

Materiality and Visuality in North East India

Materiality and Visuality in North East India

The TSL continue to hold immense power in the sphere of knowledge production and representational politics of the community. ... of the Tangkhul community and the dialectic web of relations between structure and agency that shapes this.

Author: Tiplut Nongbri

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811619700

Category: Electronic books

Page: 241

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Categories: Electronic books

Tulsian s Business Economics and Business Commercial Knowledge for CA Foundation

Tulsian   s Business Economics and Business   Commercial Knowledge for CA Foundation

... and developing voluntary agencies engaged in uplifting rural and urban poor in east and northeast India. 5. ... It renances loans and advances given 5.12 Tulsian's Business Economics and Business and Commercial Knowledge for CA ...

Author: P. C. Tulsian

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9789353167479

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 486

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This book has been designed as per the latest CA foundation syllabus for Paper 4 on business economics and business and commercial knowledge. Written in an exhaustive manner, This textbook provides a perfect blend of conceptual learning and problem-solving approach and will meet the requirements of the students undertaking this examination.
Categories: Business & Economics

Modern Practices in North East India

Modern Practices in North East India

How does gender give meaning to and perception to the organisation and understanding of historical knowledge? To these question Scott wrote, 'the answers depends on gender as an analytic category.'10 In the context of India's Northeast ...

Author: Lipokmar Dzüvichü

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351271349

Category: History

Page: 342

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This book brings together essays on North East India from across disciplines to explore new understandings of the colonial and contemporary realities of the region. Departing from the usual focus on identity and politics, it offers fresh representations from history, social anthropology, culture, literature, politics, performance and gender. Through the lens of modern practices, the essays in this volume engage with diverse issues, including state-making practices, knowledge production and its politics, history writing, colonialism, role of capital, institutions, changing locations of orality and modernity, production and reception of texts, performances and literatures, social change and memory, violence and gender relations, along with their wider historical, geographical and ideational mappings. In the process, they illustrate how the specificities of the region can become useful sites to interrogate global phenomena and processes — for instance, in what ways ideas and practices of modernity played an important role in framing the region and its people. Further, the volume underlines the complex ways in which the past came to be imagined, produced and contested in the region. With its blend of inter-disciplinary approach, analytical models and perspectives, this book will be useful to scholars, researchers and general readers interested in North East India and those working on history, frontiers and borderlands, gender, cultural studies and literature.
Categories: History

Tribal Studies in India

Tribal Studies in India

Theoretical Trends in History Writing and the Status of Historical Research in North East India. Proceedings of North East India History ... Process and Agency ... North East India. In Tribal Studies Emerging Frontiers of Knowledge, ed.

Author: Maguni Charan Behera

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789813290266

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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This book provides comprehensive information on enlargement of methodological and empirical choices in a multidisciplinary perspective by breaking down the monopoly of possessing tribal studies in the confinement of conventional disciplinary boundaries. Focusing on anyone of the core themes of history, archaeology or anthropology, the chapters are suggestive of grand theories of tribal interaction over time and space within a frame of composite understanding of human civilization. With distinct cross-disciplinary analytical frames, the chapters maximize reader insights into the emerging trend of perspective shifts in tribal studies, thus mapping multi-dimensional growth of knowledge in the field and providing a road-map of empirical and theoretical understanding of tribal issues in contemporary academics. This book will be useful for researchers and scholars of anthropology, ethnohistory ethnoarchaeology and of allied subjects like sociology, social work, geography who are interested in tribal studies. Finally, the book can also prove useful to policy makers to better understand the historical context of tribal societies for whom new policies are being created and implemented.
Categories: Social Science

Queering Tribal Folktales from East and Northeast India

Queering Tribal Folktales from East and Northeast India

(Ellis, 1900: 235) A 'chronic revision' of the local activities 'in the light of new information or knowledge' (Giddens ... the most important question that arises is about the 'agency' of people applying their own meanings to the term.

Author: Kaustav Chakraborty

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000288957

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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This book explores queer potentialities in the tribal folktales of India. It elucidates the queer elements in the oral narratives of four indigenous communities from East and Northeast India, which are found to be significant repositories of gender fluidity and non-normative desires. Departing from the popular understanding that ‘Otherness’ results largely from undue exposure to Western permissiveness, the author reveals how minority sexualities actually have their roots in aboriginal indigenous cultures and do not necessarily constitute a mimicry of the West. The volume endeavours to demystify the politics behind such vindictive propagation to sensitize the queerphobic mainstream about the essential endogenous presence of the queer in the spaces that are aboriginal. Based on extensive interdisciplinary research, this book is a first of its kind in the study of indigenous queer narratives. It will be useful to scholars and researchers of queer studies, gender studies, tribal and indigenous studies, literature, cultural studies, postcolonialism, sociology, political studies and South Asian studies.
Categories: Fiction

Northeast India

Northeast India

1 This is a substantially revised version of the paper 'Gendered Constructions of Identity in Northeast India', ... 'Body-Subject/Body-Power: Agency, Inscription and Control in Foucault and Merleau-Ponty', Body & Society, 2(2).

Author: Bhagat Oinam

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780429953200

Category: History

Page: 470

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Northeast India is a multifaceted and dynamic region that is constantly in focus because of its fragile political landscape characterized by endemic violence and conflicts. One of the first of its kind, this reader on Northeast India examines myriad aspects of the region – its people and its linguistic and cultural diversity. The chapters here highlight the key issues confronted by the Northeast in recent times: its history, politics, economy, gender equations, migration, ethnicity, literature and traditional performative practices. The book presents interlinkages between a range of socio-cultural issues and armed political violence while covering topics such as federalism, nationality, population, migration and social change. It discusses debates on development with a view to comprehensive policies and state intervention. With its a nuanced and wide-ranging overview, this volume makes new contributions to understanding a region that is critical to the future of South Asian geopolitics. The book will be of great interest to scholars and researchers of contemporary Northeast India as well as history, political science, area studies, international relations, sociology and social anthropology. It will also appeal to those interested in public administration, regional literature, cultural studies, population studies, development studies and economics.
Categories: History

State Policy and Conflicts in Northeast India

State  Policy and Conflicts in Northeast India

Unfortunately, estimates of poverty for individual states in the region do not exist and the Assam figures are used ... may be regarded as occurring to any structure when that structure is sought to be destroyed by an external agency.

Author: K. S. Subramanian

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317396512

Category: Political Science

Page: 214

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This book discusses the history of unrest and conflict in Northeast India from 1947 to the present day. A perceptive study on public policy and its delivery in the region, the volume highlights that a crisis of governance, security and development has emerged in the Northeast because of the way various government institutions and agencies have been functioning in the area. It uses case studies to illumine conflict dynamics in the two erstwhile princely states of Manipur and Tripura, along with in-depth discussions on Assam and Nagaland. Drawing upon major policy documents, on-the-ground experience and rare insight, the book examines centre–state relations, the armed forces, special acts, human rights and larger policy-level questions confronting the region. It also underlines the key role of the northeastern states in India’s ‘Look East’ policy. Cogent and authentic, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers of security studies, peace and conflict studies, area studies, Indian politics and history, particularly those concerned with Northeast India.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India

Understanding Urbanisation in Northeast India

Regarding the knowledge of the respondents about the final disposal of waste products, 49.03 percent replied that they ... replied that they were ready to pay to government or any other agency for better solid waste management services.

Author: M. Amarjeet Singh

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000052886

Category: Social Science

Page: 240

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This volume explores the dynamics of urbanisation in Northeast India. It discusses the impact of the process of urbanisation on the environment, infrastructure and socio-economic conditions of the region. The chapters in the book: Examine various challenges and opportunities of urbanisation, such as frontier urbanism, urban congestion, smart cities, vernacular architecture, urban water and waste management, cross-border migration and ethnicity. Draw attention to critical issues that have massively disturbed the urban landscape including deterioration of water quality, seismic activity and air pollution. Give alternatives that could present possible solutions to the problems afflicting this region. Drawing on case studies rooted in extensive fieldwork, this book will be indispensable to researchers and students of urban studies, human geography, development economics, cultural studies and South Asian studies. It will also be of interest to policy-makers, government representatives and town planners.
Categories: Social Science

Identity Contestation and Development in Northeast India

Identity  Contestation and Development in Northeast India

The Supreme Court of India's decision to let the gram sabhas decide the fate of Vedanta's Niyamgiri mining project in Niyamgiri ... a more democratic management of forest for forest communities through the agency of the gram sabha.

Author: Komol Singha

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317356899

Category: Political Science

Page: 268

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India’s Northeast has long been riven by protracted armed conflicts for secession and movements for other forms of autonomy. This book shows how the conflicts in the region have gradually shifted towards inter-ethnic feuds, rendered more vicious by the ongoing multiplication of ethnicities in an already heterogeneous region. It further traces the intricate contours of the conflicts and the attempts of the dominant groups to establish their hegemonies against the consent of the smaller groups, as well as questions the efficacy of the state’s interventions. The volume also engages with the recurrent demands for political autonomy, and the resultant conundrum that hobbles the region’s economic and political development processes. Lucid, topical and thorough in analysis, this book will be useful to scholars and researchers in political science, sociology, development studies and peace & conflict studies, particularly those concerned with Northeast India.
Categories: Political Science

Christianity in Northeast India

Christianity in Northeast India

Pioneering Baptist missionary Clark, referred to the 'knowledge of medicine' as of 'great advantage' to connect with the natives.196 His colleague Rivenburg took advantage of a furlough to train himself as a medical doctor.197 The ...

Author: Chongpongmeren Jamir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000057386

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This book examines the distinctive formation of Christianity in Nagaland, Northeast India, since 1947. It argues that an understanding of the history of Christianity in the region can be found in its cultural milieu and the changing political, social and religious environment. In Nagaland, almost 90 per cent of the population are Christians. This book shows that segmentation as a cultural characteristic of Naga society inspired both unity and divisiveness in the Naga churches, which subsequently shaped the beliefs and practices of the churches in the region. Using the methodology of cultural history, the author examines ecclesiastical events and suggests that the history of Christianity should be examined in the light of its interaction with its cultural context rather than as an isolated phenomenon. The book demonstrates that the ethnic status which the Christian faith assumed, the extent of its identification with the local culture, and the scope of the mission of the Naga churches as key stakeholders in society, offers a new angle on the history of Christianity in India. This book will be of interest to scholars and researchers of South Asian history, particularly those concerned with Northeast India and Christian history, historiography, cultural history, history of Christianity in India and faith–culture interface, religious studies, history and South Asian Studies.
Categories: Religion

Oral Traditions Continuities and Transformations in Northeast India and Beyond

Oral Traditions  Continuities and Transformations in Northeast India and Beyond

The last part illustrates the individual agency of Zhuang ritual specialists and how they have negotiated and presented ... the rhetoric of class struggle but instead have turned to gather the indigenous knowledge and tradition cultural ...

Author: Surajit Sarkar

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000335583

Category: Social Science

Page: 188

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Northeast India is home to many distinct communities and is an area of incredible ethnic, religious, and linguistic diversity. This book explores the shared cultural heritage among the highland and river valley communities of Northeast India and mainland South East Asia, including South China, through oral traditions. It looks at these shared cultural traditions and suggests new ways of understanding and interpreting the heritage of Northeast India. Oral traditions often bring forward an unexpected twist in understanding historical and cultural links, and this volume explores this using local knowledge and innovative engagements with oral traditions in multiple ways, from folklore and language to performative traditions. The essays in this volume examine how communities build new meanings from old traditions, often as a recognition of the tension between conservation and creation, between individual interpretation and social consensus. They offer interesting parallels on how oral traditions behave in different socio-economic contexts, and also examine how oral traditions and memory interact with the digital world’s penetration in the remote areas. This volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of Northeast India, sociology, sociology of culture, cultural studies, ethnic studies, anthropology, folkloristics, and political sociology.
Categories: Social Science

Emerging Trends in Indian Tourism and Hospitality

Emerging Trends in Indian Tourism and Hospitality

North East India Council for Social Science Research, Shillong, India Dutta, M. (2014). Community Based Tourism: A ... Craft as a pull factor for tourism: A case of few select villages in North East India. ... Knowledge utilisation.

Author: Dr U N Shukla

Publisher: Copal Publishing Group

ISBN: 9789383419760

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 374

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The book insights into the various issues, aspects, potentials, prospects and challenges of tourism and hospitality sector in India in the age of technological transformation and innovations. It highlights the various cutting edge emerging concepts, practices, policies, marketing strategies of tourism, hospitality and aviation industry in India. The book explores new innovations and key practices in the Indian tourism and hospitality industry. It creates a knowledge base for the students, academicians, researchers and industry practitioners by analyzing the real research gaps and latest developments, trends, and research in the Indian tourism sector. The book also discusses recent initiatives taken by the Government of India to boost this particular sector. The book covers a very important part of syllabus of higher education programs in tourism like MBA (Travel Tourism), MTTM, MTM (IGNOU), MTA, BTS, BTA.
Categories: Business & Economics