The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India

The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India


The digicam as Witness lifts the veil off the little identified international of Mizoram and demanding situations - via unpublished pictures -core assumptions within the writing of India's nationwide heritage. the photographs within the booklet identify the transformation of this society and the numerous different types of modernity that experience emerged in it. It emphasises how 'indigenous humans' in Mizoram used cameras to provide exact glossy identities and signify themselves to themselves, continuously contesting outsiders' imaginations of them as remoted, backward and wanting upliftment. The authors reveal how regularly novice photographers used visible pictures to record a historic trajectory of heady switch and continuous reinvention, generating specified smooth identities. via advantage of its use of visible resources and its engagement with quite a lot of very important discourses, this booklet is appropriate for college kids, historians, social scientists, political activists and common readers searching for a clean method of Northeast India.

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