National Seminar on ‘State, Social Movements and Democracy in Northeast India’ @ GUWAHATI UNIVERSITY, GUWAHA TI

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National Seminar on ‘State, Social Movements and Democracy in Northeast India’
Jointly organized by
Department of Political Science, Gauhati University (under UGC-SAP programme) & Indian Council of Historical Research – North Eastern Regional Centre

(In collaboration with the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi &Institute of Distance and Open and Distance Learning, Gauhati University)
Venue: Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam, India
Date: 27, 28 February & 1 March 2013

Interdisciplinary in nature, the seminar will primarily focus on Northeast India. However, it intends to draw experiences from other regions in the country too.
Themes: (i) State, Social Movements and Democracy: the Interface; (ii) Historical Evolution of the State: Pre-colonial, Colonial and Post-colonial Experiences; (iii) Frontiers, Borders and State: Issues of Migration and Security; (iv) Formation of Middle Class and the Modern State: Colonial and Post-colonial Experiences; (v) Social Movements: From Pre-colonial Experiences to the Contemporary Manifestations; (vi) Development and Resistance: Encounter between the State and Communities; (vii) Sixth Schedule: Colonial Legacies, Post-Colonial Construct and Contemporary Challenges.

Important Dates:
Last date of submission of abstracts (word limit 400): 10th January 2013
Confirmation of acceptance of abstracts: 25th January 2013
Last date of submission of full paper (word limit 5000): 15th February 2013

The abstract and full paper must be sent in electronic format (MS word) through e-mail in the following address: and cc to akhilranjangu & uttambathari

Travel and accommodation: The organizers will pay the travel expenses to the invited guests. Other participants with full paper may also be considered for payment of Railway AC III fare or equivalent. Food and accommodation will be taken care of by the organizers.

Prof. Alaka Sarmah Uttam Bathari (ICHR-NERC)

Dr. Akhil Ranjan Dutta,