By Babli Mallick
North-East India as we name it a land of ‘Seven Sisters’ contains the states particularly Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and the in recent times additional Sikkim with 250 social teams and greater than one hundred seventy five languages. This North–East a part of India is hooked up to the remainder of India via a slender strip of twenty-two kms known as the Siliguri hall or Chicken’s Neck. curiously, it additionally stocks a very good a part of its border with the neighbouring international locations like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, China, and Nepal. So, it may be obvious that the folk of those states should have social, political, cultural and linguistic commonalities with its neighbouring international locations and accordingly the zone embodies a rainbow of cultures and traditions that varies much from the remainder of India.
Unfortunately, the histories, cultures in addition to the literatures of the North-East India have continuously been perceived as a boring and homogenous entity, with out particularly considering over the myriad difficulties that permeate the geographical, cultural, non secular, literary and political borders inside of and outdoors the North East. it should do good to remember how J. B. Bhattacharjee’s Roots of Insurgency in Northeast India (2007) issues out the ‘real’ insurgency and the ‘made-one’ whereas while beautiful to not homogenise.
Similarly, as opposed to such generalisations, we've definite North japanese writers corresponding to Indira Goswami, Temsula Ao, Mitra Pukhan, Mamang Dai, Easterine Kire, Sanjay Hazarika, to say a couple of, who problematise and interrogate such oversimplifications and apathy of ‘mainland’ humans, writers, leaders, even numerous different Indian and international governments.
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