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Passing things on : Ancestors and Genealogies in Northeast India

In this volume we gather local and international scholars engaging the ‘field’ and the ‘archive’ to interrogate objects and a few of anthropology’s own ancestors. In this way, fresh insights are gained that enrich our understanding of colonial history, the…

Hutton Lectures 2013

The Hutton Lectures, a program of The Highland Institute aims to enable distinguished international scholars to gather, debate and contribute to the enhancement of cultural studies in and among the indigenous peoples of the Eastern Himalayan region. For the inaugural…

What is Ethnographic Research?

We are surrounded by messages – glances, behaviours, sounds, texts, billboards, signs, structures… But how do we consciously (or unconsciously) navigate this space? Meaning lies just beneath our immediate gaze, and yet has everything to do with the way we…

Anthropology of mission in North-East India

There are a handful of histories of mission or missionary activity in Northeast India, however, the purpose of this project is to approach the subject form a sociological point of view, taking into account the wider economic, historical and political…

Social History of the 1944 Battle of Kohima

Historians of the Battle of Kohima and events surrounding it have focused largely on military accounts, strategies, movements, decisions, and important moments that lead to larger outcomes of during the war. Communities affected directly or indirectly by the battle and…