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Forgotten FriendsMonks, Marriages, and Memories of Northeast India$
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Indrani Chatterjee

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780198089223

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089223.001.0001

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Translations of Adherence

Translations of Adherence

From ‘Feudalism’ and ‘Slavery’ to ‘Savagery’

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(p.173) 4 Translations of Adherence
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Forgotten Friends
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Indrani Chatterjee

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198089223.003.0005

This chapter uses key moments in British colonial conflicts with monastic subjects and communities across Assam, Chittagong-Tripura and Manipur to make sense of the keywords generated by Englishmen involved in these struggles. These were ‘feudalism’, ‘slavery’, ‘savagery’ and ‘prostitution’. Secondarily, these conflicts generated ethnological terms, such as ‘Noga’, ‘Khasa’ ‘Lushei’, ‘Garu’ which I translate as Tibetan language terms with particular references to ritual and occupational characteristics, rather than the racialised meanings that they came to occupy in the later nineteenth century.

Keywords:   feudal, slavery, colonial conflicts, savagery, prostitution, Noga and Naga, Khasa, Lushei, Garu

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