Kabaw Valley Was An Integral Part Of Manipur: BJP State Unit

IMPHAL, Mar 7: Rebuffing a reported statement made by Union Home Secretary GK Pillai recently about the status of Manipur territory, the BJP State president, Shanti Kumar, today said that GK Pillai is uninformed about Manipur history and that it was due to negligence on the part of the Union Govt of India of 1947 that Kabaw Valley was usurped by Burma, now Myanmar. Terming the statement of the Union...

Insurgencies In Manipur: Politics And Ideology

The people of Manipur had ‘˜histories’ and ‘˜memories’ that were longer and deeper than those of most other Indians when India attained independence. Every time one travels to Manipur, one returns humbled. This has been the case since my first visit in the late 1960s, long before becoming a journalist. Active insurgency was not even on the horizon then though some resentment...

Economic History Of Manipur (1826-1891)

Introduction The Meiteis have been living in the Manipur Valley at least since the beginning of the first millennium. What was initially a small clan principality grew into a powerful monarchal state comprising the valley of Manipur and the surrounding hills inhabited by the Nagas (there were no Nagas in those years, the name came into existence with the British. They were referred to according to...

Manipur’s Natural Heritage At Stake

Typologically more than 80 percent of the State of Manipur, covering a surface area of 22,327 sq km constitutes a series of mountain and hill ranges while a tectonic valley located centrally. The highest peak, Mount Iso, on the Barial ranges stand at 2,997 meters above mean sea level with its highest inter-mountain valley of Dzuko at 2,500 meters.The Barak valley including Jiri plain and the foothill...