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Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland IV

Women’s Engagement with the Underground On a previous occasion, we had written that in conflict areas women do not face only one patriarchy but multiple patriarchies.31Another reality in a conflict area is that women are forced to deal not just with the state machinery of violence but also with the... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland III

Lived Experiences: Impact of Conflict on Women While all these were happening, the Naga women were still trying to make sense of the conflict. Nira Yuval-Davis once stated that women have a dualistic relationship with the state: “On the one hand women are always included, at least to some extent, in... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland II

Governance through Extraordinary Powers: The Armed Forces Special Powers Act One of the preferred modes of governance in Nagaland and Manipur for the Indian government in the last century was through extraordinary powers. AFSPA was a takeoff, with certain modifications, from the Armed Forces (Special... 

Women, Conflict And Governance In Nagaland

Once conflict starts in the developing world, it is a protracted process. Numerous countries in Asia and Africa have endured decades of armed conflict. Other countries have lived under the permanent menace of political violence. Indeed, in many countries ceasefires and peace accords have resulted in... 

A Preface To Racial Discourse In India: North-East And Mainland

Racial ideology in Indian society, though not recognized by the government or academic circles, is experienced on a daily basis by people from the north-east in mainland India. With the deaths of Richard Loitam in Bangalore and Dana Sangma in Gurgaon in April 2012, the accumulation of experiences and... 

Origin Of The Meiteis

The Land According to the literature review, Manipur was an independent kingdom before the colonization by the British Empire (Singh 2004, 4). However, the extent of the so-called Manipur border is in debate. Some scholars believe that it reached Kabou Valley in Myanmar (Burma) in the east, the Chinese... 

Abstract Of Research Project Report: North-East Migration And Challenges In National Capital Cities- Silent Racial Attack On Own Countrymen

The case of Dhaula Kuan gang rape of 30 years old Mizo girl, an employee at BPO by five men in moving truck on midnight of November 23, 2010 had shocked the whole nation. It was not the first nor was last of the plights faced by people from North East India in Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR).... 

Shumang Lila: Presentation & Representation Of Culture

Shumang Lila is an aesthetically and structurally unique form of theatre originated in Manipur. This art-form reflects the dynamics of culture and tradition of Manipuri society, serving as a medium of both entertainment and efficacy, and in the process changes itself with the exigencies of the time. Shumang... 

Feudalism In Pre-Colonial Manipur

The evolution of a state formation passed through several stages of which feudalism was an important stage. It is proposed to examine the feudal elements or tendencies in the polity of pre colonial Manipur, based on the historical data of nineteenth century. This paper will examine the characteristics... 

State Apathy Of Tribal Languages In Manipur-II ‘”Safeguards For Linguistic Minorities

The intention of this paper is neither to attack the State Government nor to entirely blame it. It is purely intended to point out the weak areas of serious nature in the State of Manipur and to make aware of the rightful ways to regain ourselves so that we can bring a new social order in the State and... 

Social Profiling: Root Cause To Racial Discrimination Faced By North Easterners In National Capital

First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was... 

Forced Migration, immigration, Racism And Xenophobia In North-East India

Literally, all the four key words in the title of the MCRG’s third winter course on forced migration – forced migration, immigration, racism and Xenophobia are either correlated or synonymous. The first two relates with movement of people owing to various factors in which racism is one of... 

Naga Identity, Meitei Nationalism & Electoral Politics, Sub-Nationalism In North-East India

India’s North East could well be the country’s backwaters, but it is one of South Asia’s hottest trouble spots. The battle for power, riding on sub-national aspirations, is an ongoing phenomenon in the region. The seven States in the North East1 ‘” a 2,55,000 square...