Indigeneity is the Absence of India

  • Aqui Thami


Through the metaphor of visiting Gorkhaland this paper raises questions on the impact of the formation of colonialism, borders, and nation-states on historically mobile communities. It provides an insight into how a region and its people imagine their history and future outside the existing nation-state while continuing to negotiate with the present marred in blood and state-led violence. The paper further informs about the politics that unfold around ethnicity, linguistic, regional and indigenous identities in the wake of the totalitarian state. 

How to Cite
THAMI, Aqui. Indigeneity is the Absence of India. Prabuddha: Journal of Social Equality, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 23-30, feb. 2021. ISSN 2576-2079. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 26 mar. 2023.
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