This paper examines the political mobilization of tribal identities in north-eastern India. Using examples from Assam, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh, the paper suggests that more attention needs to be paid to domestic politics within the Indian state which have contributed to the mobilization of tribal peoples into highly politicized ethnic groups. The paper will explore the impact of government policies in these hill states and the role of political elites in such mobilization.
Skip Nav Destination
Research Article| January 01 1995
- Views Icon Views
- Share Icon Share
- Search Site
Sudha Ratan; From Tribal to Ethnic Identity: The Transformation of Ethnic Ideologies. Explorations in Ethnic Studies 1 January 1995; 18 (1): 49–60. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ees.19220.127.116.11
Download citation file: