ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Relocating Women Insurgents in Assam

Women’s roles in combat are often overlooked in conflict studies. Their multifaceted work at designated “homes” at different points in time leave them at the crossroads of negotiated identities. Through in-depth interviews with former cadres of the United Liberation Front of Asom across five districts of Assam, the work of these former women combatants within the organisation is highlighted. Their initiation into the organisation, numerous roles undertaken, and their navigation of multiple homes and identities are analysed. These experiences, rooted in their oral narratives, have remained largely unrepresented.


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