In mainland India, the tribal and ethnic communities of the Northeast are widely associated with secessionist movements. But during India's freedom struggle, countless freedom fighters from the Northeast laid down their lives for India's freedom. Mainland Indians should learn about them.
Posts published by “Prasenjit Biswas”Prasenjit Biswas is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya. He is an author, a political analyst and a human rights defender based in Shillong, Meghalaya and Silchar, Assam.
Vilification of the ‘Bangladeshi immigrant’ has triggered claims of nativity and indigeneity from within communities. This has led to multiple iterations of othering, for instance, as indigenous Assamese Muslims seek to differentiate themselves from Bengali Muslims.