The Assam Movement spawned a culture of violence which led to the emergence of insurgent outfits in the state. This resulted in the naturalization of violence as a part of everyday living. From this vantage point, the book offers a reading of identity as determined by the anxiety surrounding the presence of the migrants. In this book, the issue of migration is seen through the perspective of the society that receives the migrants and defines itself through a negative response to the other.
|The Conditions of Knowledge: Location, Migration and Hybridity|
|The Assam Movement: Thirty Years On|
|Memories and Violence: Remembering the Assam Movement|
|Framing the Question: Who Are the Assamese?|