The Calcutta Research Group recently published two more research papers related to the CORE project:
Research Article written by Ranabir Samaddar, October 2012
Research Article written by Subir Bhaumik, August 2012
A Gigantic Panopticon: Counter-Insurgency and Modes of Disciplining in Northeast India
In this research paper the author Sajal Nag explores the uneven transition in postcolonial India of modes of disciplining insurgency in the Northeast using Foucault’s idea of the transition of spectacular modes of disciplining in mediaeval Europe to surveillance in modern times.
Governing Flood, Migration and Conflict in North Bihar
In this research paper Mithilesh Kumar explores the dynamics of seasonal outmigration from North Bihar, a flood-prone area, to Punjab and Haryana for agricultural work. In this paper Mithilesh Kumar argues that the scale of carefully calibrated and well-organized migration out of the region provided a safety valve that helped it remain comparatively free from Left extremist and caste-based violence when compared to Central Bihar, despite the fact that it was much more impoverished.
All research papers published by MCRG can be found and downloaded here