By Yasmin Saikia
Assamese herself, Saikia lived in numerous various Tai-Ahom villages among 1994 and 1996. She spoke with political activists, intellectuals, militant leaders, shamans, and scholars and saw and took part in Tai-Ahom non secular, social, and political occasions. She learn Tai-Ahom sacred texts and did archival research—looking at colonial files and executive reports—in Calcutta, New Delhi, and London. In Fragmented Memories, Saikia finds different narratives in terms of the Tai-Ahom as instructed through the postcolonial Indian govt, British colonists, and numerous texts achieving again to the 13th century. She indicates how Tai-Ahom id is practiced in Assam and in addition in Thailand. Revealing how the “dead” background of Tai-Ahom has been remodeled into dwelling reminiscence to call for rights of citizenship, Fragmented stories is a landmark background informed from the outer edge of the Indian nation.
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