Khasi society as I mentioned in another post is still quite feudal and classist. The entire society is run by a small of group of individuals at the top. This group managed to make it's money early on and remained there.
In theory, I myself should be among that list. But my parents came from a disfavoured line of the clan resulting in them falling into the lower classes before now managing to achieve middle class status. But this loss in status has in affect left me as an outsider to the rest of the family and this society.
Recently I have started working in a field dominated by this elite class. My experiences have been quite traumatic to say the least. My bosses are quite appreciative of my abilities and talents and I have done the best I can to learn and perform any task given to me. But my colleagues on the other hand, have been outright hostile. Any attempt at co-operation has been met with hostility and disdain. Pleasantries may be exchanged but everything else involves acts of hostility. Even asking to borrow a pen is met with outright rejection and even anger.
I have been made to feel like I do not belong. I am an outsider in their world and my talents or skills or courtesy will never be enough for them. I do not think this will change. Not even if I ever do a better job than them. No matter what I do, I'll never be in their circle.
Such is life of all people trying to rise up I suppose. It's a sad state of affairs. This society of Meghalaya is inherently a toxic one. A land of crabs trapped in a basket would be the best analogy.
This elite of society needs to be over thrown. This "burom" class of privileged fools must be challenged. Acts of subversion can do this. Such acts can be of many things.
Once such way would be subversion of their religious beliefs. This elitist class tends to be quite the "religious" bunch usually of the Judeo-Chirstian variety. To them religion is a means of flaunting their wealth and oppressing the lower classes. One such way, that they use religion to oppress the lower class is in the form of moral policing on weaker sections of the society. This can be acts such as public shaming or even public punishment of those deemed deviant in their sexuality. This elitist class can then hypocritically engage in the same activities but their wealth however grants them more privacy enabling them to hide their behaviour from society. To subvert this use of religion to oppress the lower classes, one can either make up a religion or religious practice to mock the elitist classes or even abandon it altogether. One can see an example of this in the western world with Pastafarianism and Atheist Churches. This subversion of the tools of oppression will diminish their powers greatly.
I myself am an avowed Atheist, though my reasons for this are on intellectual grounds rather than anything to do with class warfare. But this has enabled me to resist attempts by the elitist class at oppressing me. If I do not share their same sense of self righteousness, morals and shame, they can't use those things against me. They can't make false allegations against my sexuality with the intention of humiliating me if I don't consider having a different form of sexuality as being something to be ashamed about.
Other acts of subversion can be very different and can also be time consuming. But they all help in overwhelming the elitist class and overthrowing their power. A single drop of water barely does anything to a rock but river given time and pressure can grind it down to sand.