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History & Politics
Scrolls of Strife traces the tumultuous history of the Nagas. Seen by many Indians as a belligerent people who authored the most intractable version of insurgency in Eastern India, the Nagas' relationship with the rest of the country has often been a turbulent one. The book also probes into the distinctive culture of the Nagas, their diverse customs, languages, and their history of tribal warfare, even amongst themselves.
Their relationship with their Assamese neighbors, the lasting impact of the British colonialists and American missionaries, and the tragic misunderstand between Nagaland and leaders at the Center, all combine to make for an intriguing historical read.
About the Author
Homen Borghohain is a Sahitya Akademi Award-winning writer of novels, short stories, social and literary criticism, poems and a memoir; his works have been translated into several Indian languages. He is the winner of the Haranath Ghoshmedal presented by the Bangiya Sahitya Paris had, the Joikrishna Ramdayal award, and the Sahitya Sabha award. He is also the editor of many anthologies and encyclopaedias. Presently, he is the editor of Amar Asom, a Guwahati-based Assamese daily.
Pradipta Borgohain holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Illinois. His articles have been published in reputed journals and anthologies. He has also written a novel in Assamese. A prolific translator, he won the Katha Award for best translation in 1997.
He is currently an associate professor at Guwahati University.