In this essay, Dr. Parthajeet Das attempts writing a travelogue and a personal reflection after his first visit to the state of Nagaland in the North-East of India.
These lines have found resonance with certain sections of our population in the light of some of the recent political developments, especially around identity – NRC, CAA, NPR and whatever one may choose to call it. Who is the ‘original‘ citizen and who ‘came from outside‘?
The question is very simple with respect to international travel and a necessary document called Passport would give simple answers to that question and Immigration and VISA offices across the world will take note and either welcome, detain or deport. But, when this question is asked of people living in a particular landmass, say a village, town, city or state, there could be some complications.