ULFA’s Xhunor Axom and Negation of the State


  • Bitasta Das Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore- 560012, Karnataka, India.




Nation, Marginalization, Ethnicity, ULFA


ULFA responded to the larger sentiment of marginalization and exclusion within the nation by delineating an idea of separate peoplehood; exclusive of the nation. The idea of a people within a nation adorning the triple attributes—the people as a sovereign entity, which exercises power by means of democratic procedure; the people as citizens of a state, holding equal rights before the law; and the people as an ethnic community undifferentiated by distinctions of honour and prestige, but held together by common political destiny and shared cultural features— was fragmented by ULFA‘s formulation of identity.

Author Biography

Bitasta Das, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore- 560012, Karnataka, India.

Instructor-Undergraduate Programme, Centre for Contemporary Studies, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore- 560012, Karnataka, India.


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