VOLUME: 3 ISSUE : 2

Published on : December , 2017

Indirect Rule and Structural Violence in North East India .

Dr. Sanjib Goswami

ABSTRACT   : Immigration issues have become a major political issue in North East India, leading to much conflict in last few decades. The issue poses challenges to democracy by affecting demography as well as social, political and cultural-religious set-ups.  Scholars have generally analyzed these conflicts from a binary colonial standpoint. But recent research reveal several new underpinnings that point to other causal reasons for the breaks in social cohesion. This...

Controlling Women: Reading Gender in Assamese Folk Narratives. - Dr. Pallabi Borah

Dr. Pallabi Borah

The conventional depiction of ‘folk’ generally contains a rich symbolism of gender that emerges from our folklore. Various narratives of folklore presents gender roles demarcating social perception of duties, wishes and desires that men and women take on. The cultural space of women is severely cramped under the patriarchal ethos which is reflected is folklore across the world and through ages. The patriarchal ethos that very often limits the space of women defines them in terms...

Socio-Economic Characteristics of Mishing People with Special Reference to Disangmukh Area of Sibsagar District of Assam.

Pallab Jyoti Boruah

As the name suggests Disangmukh is a place where Mighty Brahmaputra and Disang joining together, the place is also an ultimate destination for tourists to have a close look to the Mishing community people, one of the colourful communities of Assam. The Mishing people are an ethnic tribal group. The Government of Assam with the help of the local people have started celebrating “Disang Festival” annually to foster socio-culture identity of the Mishing community. This festival has...

Unmasking Resistance and its Plurality in Kiran Desai’s the Inheritance of Loss

Anjan Saikia

Kiran Desai is a significant emerging Indian writer in the postcolonial era who has embarked upon a large number of crucial issues concerning the postcolonial Indian society. Desai won the Booker prize for her outstanding novel The Inheritance of Loss in 2006. Desai has another novel namely The Hullabaloo in the Guava Orchard (1998) to her credit.  In her Booker winning novel The Inheritance of Loss, Desai extensively deliberates upon the multiple forms of resistances that the...

Women as Voters in Manipur

Dr. Khumukcham T. Singh

The State of Manipur has travelled a long way to democracy since the early period of its history. The Maharaja of Manipur had introduced electoral process for the introduction of democratic government in Manipur under the Manipur State Constitution Act, 1947. It was in 1948 that election for the Manipur State Assembly was held. Men and Women were given equal political right for electing the representatives of the people. Manipur women were given voting rights without any hindrance to choose...

Human Rights Education for the Children Below Fourteen Years of Age-A Study With Special Reference to Lakhipur Block in Goalpara District of Assam

Rupa Chetry

Human Rights Education declares a commitment to those human rights expressed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, the UN Covenants, and the United States Bill of Rights. It asserts the responsibility to respect, protect, and promote the rights of all people. The Human Right Education mainly includes- the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms; the full development of the human personality and the sense of its dignity; the promotion of...

Gender Discrimination in Indian Perspective

Harihar Deka

There is a large ambiguity about the nature and status of women in Indian society. There are some sacred texts which give them a loftier status by saying them as mother goddess as Durga, Kali, Chandi etc. Women are envisaged as a symbol of power and they can evoke both fear and reverence. Woman can protect others and in different circumstances they can also wreak vengeance. If pleased, they can fulfill every wish and in contrast when annoyed they can unleash unprecedented displeasure. Some of...

Right to Education Act (RTE), 2009 : Accelerating in Baksa District of Assam,India.

Mr. Gobinda Brahma

The Right to Education Act (RTE) was passed in 2009 which is clearly mentioned in Article 21A of Indian Constitution. It is a holistic education approach of our country by which constitution of India has promised to provide free and compulsory primary education of all children between the age group of 6-14 years. Baksa District is one of the Socio-Economically backward area of Assam where elementary education is not yet been developed as compared to the other districts of Assam. The study is...

Goods and Services Taxation - Some Challenges in Governance and E-commerce in Retail Sector

Mr. Priyanshu Sharma, Dr. Manoj Sain

The implementation of GST for the e-commerce company can give them a much needed relief from the recurrent sales tax demands, investigations, and stoppage of goods at the check post. The e-commerce industry in India is still in its infancy, but it has shown a remarkable growth over a period of time and has contributed significantly to the country’s Gross Domestic Product. GST is basically an indirect tax levied on the sale of goods and services and is considered a solution to several...

Social Evils against Women-The problem of Witch-Hunting in Assam.

Miss Niharika Gathiri

Witch hunting is one of the most dangerous superstitions prevailing all over India. Meanwhile from last few years people of Assam have been witnessing some pathetic killings of innocent lives, mostly women, in rural areas by erratic mob under the suspicion of witch practices (practices of ‘daini’). The incidents of witch hunting are an unbearable tragedy for 21st century as it is the age of science and technology where progressive thinking reins the supreme. These evil practices...

Human Values and Role of Education: M.N.Roy’s perspective .

Dr. Karabi Goswami

M. N. Roy’s Radical Humanism is scientific humanism with a radical outlook. Originally his philosophical approach is materialistic which is different from mechanical and dialectical materialism. He considers his materialism as humanist materialism, which can explain all aspect of human existence. Explaining human nature from biological evolution, Roy recognizes three attributes of human nature- rationality, morality and freedom. These are the three main values of scientific humanism,...

An Ethno-Archaeological Study of Pot Making Techniques of Kumbhara Community in Middle Mahanadi Valley, Odisha Highland .

Jagamohan Jahankar

From last part of 20th century, the middle Mahanadi valley has investigated by various agencies through exploration and excavation.  The archaeological sites like Hikudi, Khameswaripali, Nuagarh, Kumersingha, Bhejidihi, Kurmidihi are excavated. The large amount of potteries has recovered in these archaeological sites of valley provided information of large scale pottery used by prehistoric people. But how to pottery produced in this valley by prehistoric craftsman is the matter of...

Problems of Solid Waste Management in Dibrugarh Municipal Area

Jayanta Gogoi

Dibrugarh is the third largest city (on the basis of population census 2011) in Assam which is famous for its trade & commerce, medical college and higher education in the entire north Eastern region. It is situated in the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River. It extended from 27°05’ to 27°42’ north latitude and 94°33’ to 95 29’ east longitudes. Solid waste is a major problem for Dibrugarh municipal area as other like towns and city of India. This...

Determinants of Food Security of the Rural Below Poverty Line (BPL) Households of Golaghat District of Assam.

Mr. Palash Handique, Mrs. Konnaki Konwar

Rural households are faced with the problem of scarcity of resources as well as inadequate supply of food items. Rural Below Poverty Line (BPL) households have faced the problem of achieving adequate food stuffs for their day to day consumption. The present study attempts to estimate the food security status and identify the various socio economic and demographic determinants of food security among the rural BPL households in Golaghat district of Assam. By measuring food security of rural BPL...

Role of Student Community in Indo – China War, 1962 .

Sayeda Fauzia Farmin

“In all history there is no war which was not hatched by the governments alone, independent of the interests of the people, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful.” –Leo Tolstoy Unfortunately the tale of the people is brutally neglected while recounting histories of war. Most of the writings on South Asian history are dominated by elitist history, where the role of the subalterns is not documented. Shahid Amin, in the book ‘Event, Metaphor,...

Women Empowerment and Gender in Politics- A Step towards Development: With Special Reference to Assam Legislative Assembly.

Banasree Devi

Both men and women constitute total population of the world . A state will not progress without equal participation of both men and women at the decision making level. India is the largest democracy in the world. Assam is situated at the north eastern part of India. There are many matriarchal tribes live in Assam as well as its neighbouring states. On many occasions like freedom movement, foreigners movement, language movement women participated to a large extent. But because of many reasons...

The Unmet Need for Family Planning In the Developing Countries: Issues and Challenges.

Chanda Medhi

Family planning aims primarily at lowering fertility for the development and welfare of the nation. It also encompasses women’s reproductive and child health. But it is found that the method of contraception remains obscure especially among the women of the developing countries and thereby the proportion of unintended pregnancies is also seemed to be high. Promotion of family planning, availability and distribution of contraception are not just enough to influence the acceptance of...

Understanding the Family Planning Methods of the Tribal Women Gadhchiroli Maharashtra .

Saroj Gorakh Shinde, Dr. Bal Nagorao Rakshase

Tribal population in India needs special attention in every health issue, therefore family planning can’t be the exceptional case. Family planning is also important but neglected determinant of reproductive health in a tribal context. Present article aimed to understand the scenario of family planning in the tribal area and highlights how far the concept of family planning dissolved in the tribal area and in what way people accepted it. A mixed method study conducted in Kurkheda Tahsil...

Modern Education and the Bodos of Assam: A Historical Study .

Dr. Satyendra Kr. Sarmah

The Bodos are one of the important tribal groups of Assam plains particularly inhabiting in the northern part of the Brahmaputra Valley. They are one of the aboriginal tribal groups of Assam belonging to the Tibeto-Burman linguistic family of the Mongoloid race. The growth of modern education among the Bodos of the Brahmaputra Valley from the middle of the nineteenth century is an important development in the history of the Bodos of Assam in modern times. The growth of education among the...

Internet Use among University Students: A Case Study of Bodoland University, Kokrajhar, BTAD, Assam.

Champak Deuri

The present study is undertaken with a view to know the frequency of internet use, preference of time and purpose of using internet among the Bodoland University students. The sample of the present study is drawn from PG students, M.Phil and Ph. D. scholars. The sample is consisted of 100 students 50 each belong to male and female category. For selection of sample purposive sampling technique has been adopted. In order to assess for surfing internet self-designed questionnaire comprising of...

Why Consumers Do Not File Complaints for Grievances- a Study of Tezpur of the Sonitpur District of Assam, India .

Kangkana Chaudhury

The Consumer Protection Bill, 1986 was introduced in order to protect consumers from the evil clutches of profit-hungry businessmen. The present law relating to consumer protection is contained in the Consumer Protection Act, 1986, the Consumer Protection Rules, 1987 and the Consumer Protection Regulations, 2005. The Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is the most progressive statute for consumer protection in India. In order to protect the interests of consumers, the Act provides for the...

Right to Education and Exclusion of Scheduled Caste students in Maharashtra, India.

Maya A. Bansode

Exclusion of marginalized section is deeply rooted in Indian society for thousands of years.Given historical exclusion of Hindu society, Indian education was limited only for so called upper castes groups. After enormous efforts by social reformers and constitutional provisions the government of India has taken up several schemes and programmes to include the Scheduled Castes (SC) into mainstream education. As education is perceived as a mechanism for social and economic advancement for the...

Gravitational Wave, Detection and Challenges: A Review .

Hemanga Jyoti Sarmah

The gravitational wave is the time dependent perturbation in the spacetime. The discovery of Gravitational wave by LIGO not only proved the GTR but also opened a new era of astrophysics. It has some advantage over the electromagnetic and sound wave, which is helpful to detect merging of the black hole at very large distances. LIGO-India project will be helpful in prescribing proper location of the source of the gravitational wave. As LIGO with longer arms are very difficult to make, so it is...