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Author: Joy L. K. Pachuau,Willem van Schendel
ISBN: 1107073391
Language: English
Pages: 502 pages
Category: Humanities
Publisher: Cambridge University Press (April 13, 2015)
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Joy L. K. Pachuau and Willem Van Schendel.

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The Camera as Witness. A Social History of Mizoram, Northeast India. The Camera as Witness lifts the veil off the little known world of Mizoram and challenges - through unpublished photographs - core assumptions in the writing of India's national history.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The Camera as Witness lifts the veil off the little known world of Mizoram and challenges - through unpublished photographs -core assumptions in the writing of India's national history.

Joy Pachuau is an author and professor from Mizoram who resides at Delhi. She is a professor at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University

Joy Pachuau is an author and professor from Mizoram who resides at Delhi. She is a professor at Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University.

The camera as witness: A social history of Mizoram, Northeast India by Joy L. Pachau and Willem van Schendel. Published: 1 October 2016. by Informa UK Limited. Visual Studies, Volume 31, pp 363-364; doi:10.

Pachuau, J. L. & van Schendel, W. (2015). van Schendel, W. (2012). Green plants into blue cakes: working for wages in colonial Bengal’s indigo industry. The camera as witness: a social history of Mizoram, North East India. New York: Cambridge University Press. In M. van der Linden, & L. Lucassen (Ed., Working on labor: essays in honor of Jan Lucassen (pp. 47-73). Studies in global social history; No. 9). Leiden : Brill.

The book challenges the stereotypes about and narrates the daily lives of the Mizos through the use of vernacular photography.

The Camera as Witness presents for the first time an impressive collection of rare historical photographs on Mizoram. The photographs, assembled from various archives in the United Kingdom and India, including over 100 private collections in Mizoram, illustrate a remarkably rich and diverse visual record on Mizoram

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.