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IJSTR >> Volume 9 - Issue 4, April 2020 Edition



International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616



The State, Ethnic-Fragmentation And The Bodos: The Post-Accord Appraisal

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AUTHOR(S)

Bijaya Sarmah

 

KEYWORDS

crisis, leadership, ethnic-outbidding, ethnic-fragmentation, BTC elections, ethnic violence, the State.

 

ABSTRACT

The paper intends to highlight the emerging crisis among the Bodos over the question of community representation and leadership. The post-accord phase has witnessed the rise of differences among the Bodo leaders on the question of autonomy, sovereignty and the protection of identity. The struggle for political power among different heads, the betrayal laments against the ruling party from within the community, mobilization and counter-mobilization have brought many complexities and intricacies into BTAD politics. The paper addresses the problem, looks into the political dynamics of the Bodos through the theoretical lens of ethnic-outbidding. The paper further entails BTC elections where one can be familiar with the effects of ethnic-outbidding, presence of ethnic-fragmentations and violence. The paper draws the sources from the existing literatures as well as from the informal discussions with a few Bodo leaders. Broadly, an attempt has been made to corelate the process of outbidding, the role of Indian State, its peace-making mechanisms with the existing complexities, political intricacies and violence in the region.

 

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