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Save Loktak Campaign: An Illogical Song

Riverine civilization, that is Manipur, evolved through the art of dredging the waterbeds, from time to time, periodically in a more emphatic sense, since ancient times. Apart from dredging, the demanding job also included digging of new water channels and joining of streams and rivers for human consumption... 

Identity Politics And Social Exclusion in India’s North-East: The Case For Re-Distributive Justice

An Apatani lady of Arunachal Pradesh. Abstract: This paper examines how various brands of identity politics since the colonial days have served to create the basis of exclusion of groups, resulting in various forms of rifts, often envisaged in binary terms: majority-minority; ‘˜sons of the soil’-immigrants;... 

Understanding Underdevelopment: State Of Economy In The North-East

Tea Gardens in the North-East... Indian intellectual discourse on development has conspicuously ignored the inextricable relationship between modes of development and modes of production. Instead, backwardness of the region has been analyzed through an a priori integrationist model working towards a... 

Of Rights And Its Genesis

Until HIV/AIDS came along, the focus of the international community in the last century was human rights. There is a reason why the Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the United Nations on December 10, 1948. The world had just emerged from the deadliest war fought not only in Europe... 

British Raj Hangover

In the conventional sense, hangover is a term associated with waking up like a sick cat with bleary eyes and a nauseating tendency, that even a look at the toothbrush might force one to rush to the bathroom or waste bin to flush out what is inside. And of course hangover is a reminder of the ‘˜one... 

PREPAK For Co-ordinated Struggle- I

The proscribed People’s Revolutionary Party of Kangleipak (PREPAK) has proposed to all ‘˜fraternal revolutionary groups’ of the land to fight the alien rule as one. Greeting all indigenous peoples of Kangleipak, civil societies, women activists (Imas), students, scholars, resource...