Taking the North east of India as the vantage point, the book “Cultural Studies: Perspectives from North-East India” is being created. Culture is increasingly being perceived as a premise from within which subjectivities are being validated as a rapidly transforming world grapple with ethnicity, revision of history and space and so on. But this premise is very often wrongly presumed to be the ‘study of culture’.
An effort by the Department of Cultural Studies, Tezpur University, it puts light on subjects like ethnicity, religious institutions, folklore and culture, local and national media, cultural theory, transformation and transaction in translated literatures. Researchers and faculties of varied departments of the university like Anthropology, Performance Studies, Literatures, Folklore, media and film studies, gender studies are actively engaged in the collection of materials for the book and have equally contributed. In other words, the book is an insight into what actually cultural studies deals with. The aim here is to explore emergent cultural and cross-cultural phenomena from multiple points of view.