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Ethnic Identity, Conflict And Responses

THE North-East is a challenge to the Indian nation state. With more than 200 ethnic groups in the region, each asserting its “unique” identity and claim for political space, conflicts are inevitable. Identity formation is a complex process. The composite Naga identity, for instance, is a construct,... 

Pawns In Conflict Zones

In conflict areas such as Manipur, civil society is transformed into an extension of the conflict zone, with each conflicting party setting up its own ‘civil society’ proxies — including student wings, women’s wings and civil rights campaigns. Pradip Phanjoubam reports Imager Credit:... 

EDITORIAL: Averting Communal Flare Up

Being a home to numerous ethnic groups, Manipur is not alien to communal clashes and tension that resulted from lack of communication and misunderstanding among the people from time to time, however, unfortunate such incidents may be. In the Kuki-Naga clashes of 1990s, thousands of people including innocent...