GUWAHATI, March 25: A two-day semir orgised by Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development on the theme Identity Politics, Ethnic Movements and Regiolism in the Context of India’s North East got concluded on Friday, a press release said. The semir focused upon the political trajectory of regiolism in Northeast India, whose experience of regiolism is markedly different from the rest of India. One of the primary focuses of the semir was to shed light upon historical development of the regiol political perspective in Northeast India and how that perspective got accommodated within the pan Indian discourse after Independence. The semir also looked critically the violent assertion of ethnic identities in Northeast India. A host of scholars participated in the semir presenting papers on different aspects of identity politics and regiolism of Northeast India that evoked intense discussion and deliberation.
Semir on identity movements held