The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India

The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India


The digicam as Witness lifts the veil off the little identified global of Mizoram and demanding situations - via unpublished images -core assumptions within the writing of India's nationwide background. the photographs within the booklet identify the transformation of this society and the various varieties of modernity that experience emerged in it. It emphasises how 'indigenous humans' in Mizoram used cameras to provide specific sleek identities and characterize themselves to themselves, constantly contesting outsiders' imaginations of them as remoted, backward and short of upliftment. The authors reveal how quite often beginner photographers used visible photos to record a ancient trajectory of heady switch and continuous reinvention, generating particular sleek identities. via advantage of its use of visible assets and its engagement with quite a lot of very important discourses, this ebook is proper for college students, historians, social scientists, political activists and common readers trying to find a clean method of Northeast India.

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