Indirect Rule in Mizoram 1890-1954
In the construction of the grand theories of imperialism and colonialism the conquest of relatively small tribal regions and their incorporation into the imperial whole has always been secondary. It is, therefore, necessary to make a thorough study of the British colonial rule on the tribal people so as to include their affairs in the mainstream histories. This book covers a critical study of the British administration in the Lushai Hills of Assam carried on through the traditional Chiefs or Lal from the creation of the Lushai Hill District in 1898 to the end of Chiefship in 1954. The book particularly highlights the works of the successive Superintendents in maintaining and strengthening the system of indirect rule or rule through the chiefs. An Indepth study is also made on the factors and forces that brought the system under stress and eventually to its end.
J. Zorema (b. 1960) obtained his MA (Hist) and Ph.D. degrees from North-Eastern Hill University in 1983 and 2003 respectively. He is currently Reader and Head, Department of History in J. Buana College, Lunglei, Mizoram. He has contributed a number of research papers and regularly contributes articles to various periodicals and presents papers at seminars. He is a Life Member of North East India History Association and Mizo History Association. He is actively involved in social work and is currently the Vice President of YMA Sub Headquarters. He is also a Life Member of the Indian Red Cross Society, the Leprosy mission of India, and is currently a member of the State Telecom Advisory Committee.
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