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Being Mizo: Identity and Belonging in Northeast India

Joy L. K. Pachuau


The book is an attempt at understanding the complex issues of identity formation in the relatively unexplored region of Northeast India. The work adopts the methodology of historical anthropology to make sense of a particular ethnic group, namely the Mizo, one of the many such groups in the region. While taking into consideration presentist self-perceptions of who the Mizos are, the study engages with their history as well as social practice to show the contours of identity-shaping and identity-making. Following from identity studies elsewhere, the author engages with the ideas of ‘difference’ ... More

Keywords: historical-anthropology, identity, ethnicity, Mizo, Christianity, death practices, Northeast India, orientalism, praxis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199451159
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199451159.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joy L. K. Pachuau, author
Jawaharlal Nehru University