Nellie 1983

    Thousands of Muslims were killed in Nellie area of Assam in broad daylight on February 18th, 1983. Their only crime was that they exercised their democratic right to vote. In this series of articles Diganta Sharma and Anju Azad recall the horror of Nellie, events leading up to the massacre, aftermath and current situation.

    This series is made possible by the support of:

    Afzal Usmani
    Ashraf Naim
    Kaleem Kawaja
    Rafat Hussain
    Razi Raziuddin
    Tariq Farooqi

    Part 1: Names of the people killed

    Part 2: Recounting the horror: Narrations of the fateful day

    Part 3: Genesis of Anti-foreigners movement in Assam

    Part 4: Who is responsible for Nellie massacre?

    Part 5: Crime but no punishment

    Part 6: Current situation in Nellie

    Bibliography on Nellie and Assam agitation:

    Books

    1. P. S Dutta – Autonomy Movements in Assam (Documents), Omsons Publication, 1993
    2. Meeta Deka – Student Movement in Assam , Vikas Publication, 1996
    3. Giren Gohain, Assam : A Burning Problem, Spectrum Publication, 1985
    4. Amalendu Guha – Planter –Raj to swaraj: freedom struggle and electoral reform in Assam 1826-1947, Indian Council of Historical Research Publication, 1977
    5. Sanjib Baruah , Indian against itself, University of Pnnysylvania Press
    6. Amiya Kumar Das, Assam Agony, Lancers Publication, 1982
    7. Sanjoy Hazarika , Strangers of the Mist, Penguin Publication, 1994
    8. Sanjoy Hazarika, Rites of Passage, Penguin Publication, 2001
    9. Sujata Miri, Communalism in Assam, 1993
    10. Udayan Mishra, The Periphery Strikes Back, IIAS, Shimla, 2000
    11. Alaka Sharma, Immigration and Assam Politics, Anjanta Publication, 1999
    12. Hemendra Narayan, 25 years on…Nellie still haunts, 2008
    13. Sanjib Baruah, Beyond Counter Insurgency, Oxford Publication, 2009

    Articles and news items

    • GOVT STALLS SEMINAR ON NELLIE MASSACRE, The Assam Tribune, Guwahati, Thursday, November 11, 2004
    • Kimura, Makiko. “Memories of the Massacre: Violence and Collective Identity in the Narratives on the Nellie Incident.” Asian Ethnicity 4, no. 2 (2003): 225-239.
    • Ahmed, Abu Sayed and Yasin Adilul, Problems of Identity, Assimilation and Nation Building : A cse study of Muslims in Assam’
    • Goswami, Homeswar and Saikia, Migration to Assam, 1951-1991, Omio Kumar Das Institute
    • Kimura, Makiko, Role of Media in settling the Immigration Problem ( in Demension of displaced People in North East India), Regency Publication , 2002
    • Kimura, Makiko, Collective Memory of Violence : Ethnicity and Opinion in the Narratives on the Nellie formation in the Brahmaputra Valley and Barak valley, Proceeding of North East India History Association, Shilong
    • Udayan Mishra, Immigration and Identity transformation in Assam, Economic and Political Weekly, 1999
    • Myron Weiner , The Political Demography of Assam’s Anti-Immigrant Movement’, Population and Developmental Review 9, No 2, 1983
    • Jane Wilson, Turmoil in Assam, Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 1992

    Internet sources

    • http://www.milligazette.com/Archives/2004/01-15Dec04-Print-Edition/011512200420.htm
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nellie_massacre
    • http://communalism.blogspot.com/2006/09/nellie-revisited-23-years-on.html
    • http://hubpages.com/hub/Assam-Nellie-Massacre-Eyewitness-Journalist
    • http://www.hindu.com/mag/2008/12/14/stories/2008121450100300.htm
    • http://www.sacw.net/article423.html
    • http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Nellie_massacre
    • http://www.aekia.org/25_years_of_nellie_massacre.htm
    • http://www.aekia.org/book_review.htm
    • http://in.groups.yahoo.com/group/Jharkhand/message/5357
    • http://www.telegraphindia.com/1080219/jsp/guwahati/story_8920369.jsp
    • http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/StoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=893dd97a-a793-4cab-b43d-075d177aead9
    • http://www.indianexpress.com/oldstory.php?storyid=60188
    • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Assam_Students_Union
    • http://www.sinlung.com/articles/blogalicious/the-tragedy-called-assam.html
    • http://abid.bihu.in/entry.php?u=abid&e_id=1432
    • http://www.thesouthasian.org/archives/2008/a_one_man_mission.html
    • http://www.tehelka.com/story_main13.asp?filename=Ne070205The_simple.asp
    • http://www.assamonnet.org/index.php?article=postcolonial
    • http://www.indianexpress.com/oldstory.php?storyid=58700

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