The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India (Hardback)
  • The Camera as Witness: A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India (Hardback)
zoom

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

(author), (author)
£88.00
Hardback 502 Pages / Published: 13/04/2015
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The Camera as Witness lifts the veil off the little known world of Mizoram and challenges - through unpublished photographs - core assumptions in the writing of India's national history.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.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107073395
Number of pages: 502
Weight: 860 g
Dimensions: 237 x 162 x 41 mm

You may also be interested in...

History of Japan
Added to basket
£16.99
Paperback
An Autobiography
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Burma Campaign
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Raj
Added to basket
Raj
£15.99
Paperback
The Great Game
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
The Mongol Empire
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
China
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Japan
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Nemesis
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Forgotten Highlander
Added to basket
The Korean War
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Return of a King
Added to basket
India
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
A Short History of Byzantium
Added to basket
Bending Adversity
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
From the Ruins of Empire
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.