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The Camera as Witness free pdf The Camera as Witness lifts the veil off the little known world of Mizoram and challenges - through unpublished photographs - core assumptions in the writing of India's national history. The pictures in the book establish the transformation of this society and the many forms of modernity that have emerged in it. It emphasises how 'indigenous people' in Mizoram used cameras to produce distinct modern identities and represent themselves to themselves, consistently contesting outsiders' imaginations of them as isolated, backward and in need of upliftment. The authors demonstrate how mostly amateur photographers used visual images to document a historical trajectory of heady change and continual reinvention, producing distinct modern identities. By virtue of its use of visual sources and its engagement with a wide range of important discourses, this book is relevant for students, historians, social scientists, political activists and general readers looking for a fresh approach to Northeast India.

About Joy L. K. Pachuau

Joy L. K. Pachuau is Associate Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She has contributed chapters in books like Portuguese Presence in India in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, Religion in Indian History: Ideas, Practice, and Chance and Chin: History Culture and Identity. Her articles have been published in Studies in History and Eastern Quarterly. Willem van Schendel is Professor of Modern Asian History, University of Amsterdam. He is the author of A History of Bangladesh, The Bengal Borderland: Beyond State and Nation in South Asia and The Chittagong Hill Tracts: Living in a Borderland, to name a few. He has curated several photography exhibitions, including the acclaimed 'Mizo Modernities'- Festival of the Northeast - Cultures of Peace.

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Author : Joy L. K. Pachuau
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Data Published : 31 March 2015
ISBN : 1107073391
EAN : 9781107073395
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 502 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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