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Tribal Ornament Makers Face Material Shortage

Women workers engaged in tribal ornament making. Image Credit: Sangai Photo. IMPHAL, Feb 3: Manufacturing of the traditional ornaments used by various tribal communities is becoming a dying profession in Manipur today due to lack of raw materials. Despite the growing demand for these traditional ornaments... 

Land Rights Of Tribal And State Land Laws: Manipur

Hills of Manipur. Introduction: The State of Manipur is divided into two regions viz. the hills and valley. Its physical area measures 22, 327 sq. km. of which the valley portion covers 2,248 sq. km. whereas hill areas cover 20,089 sq. km. The valley area is surrounded by hill and this central plain... 

Romancing The Tribal Culture Via Modern Theatre ‘”An Experience With Khenjonglang At Sandang Shenba Maring Khun

It was the first ever Maring modern play in its true sense of the term. A play, based on Maring cultural life that the audience witnessed on the evening of 2nd October, 2010 at the village of Sandang Shenba Maring Khun, a picturesque village, perched on the famous Nongmaiching ranges, to the east of... 

Of Those Allegedly Discriminating And Of Those Felt Discriminated

Is it because the Northeast people residing outside the region, particularly in New Delhi arming with inferiority complex become touchy, as a fallout of the mindset problem that the mainland Indians are discriminatory in attitude towards the minority North Easterners? I opted for the term mainland Indians... 

India’s North-East: Rejuvenating A Conflict-Riven Economy

Mr. Sachdeva presents an appropriate case study to assess the main reasons for the failure of India‘s existing policy framework for the uplift of economically backward and isolated regions. The failure of this framework has been frequently cited as one of the main reasons for the emergence of insurgency... 

Ethnic Sensitiveness & Aggravated Tribal Economy Of Manipur

The ethnic insurgencies in the Manipur Hills are now taking a very different turn, and the smaller tribes find it so difficult to cope with the unbearable situations in the hotting up hills. Through selective atrocities, the weaker tribes are cowed into submission. Constant harassment of the smaller...