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Including North-East in Nation s History

Sajal Nag Social Movements in Manipur by N Joykumar Singh; Mittal. Publishers, New
IT is remarkable that in recent times, many communities of north-east India, big or small, have understood the importance of historiographical practice and are making serious efforts at the reconstruction ot their own respective histories. The output has not only succeeded in enriching and diversifying India's past but even challenged the dominance of 'main- streamist' historiography. Indeed, north- east India hardly ever finds any mention in the textbooks of Indian history, most of which subscribe to the above school. Manipur has been a bit fortunate in this regard. Jawaharlal Nehru's accidental involvement with the Gaindinliu story brought the movement led by Jadonang - Gaindinliu in Manipur into national focus. Similarly, the Kuki and Kacha-Naga uprisings were accorded recognition due to the new found enthusiasm in history from below'. But Manipur still had a lot more to tell to the rest of India in terms of what can be characterised as 'social movements'. N Joykumar Singh's book under review details these fascinating succession of events in a very simple and unassuming way.

Mainstream Perspective on Nagas

homes for battered women in the US. The impact of the course is seen in other small ways. On the evaluation form, where it says instructor's name I become Ms instead of Miss. On the same form there is a question which reads "Was the instructor accessible outside the classroom for clearing doubts (1) yes (2) sometimes (3) never (4) I did not try to contact hm" The students change the him to her

Multiplication of Nations-Political Economy of Sub-Nationalism in India

Political Economy of Sub-Nationalism in India Sajal Nag The nationality formation process in India has reflected itself in multiple ways: in the growth of respective vernacular literature, agitation to establish particular languages as official languages of particular areas, movements of backward nationalities to break away from an advanced nationality and earn recognition for themselves, the movement of a particular nationality group which was separated from the paren t nationality and was living amidst a different cultural group as a result of administrative unitisation, to rejoin the cultural mainstream and, lastly, the movement of groups which are still at a tribal stage of development but have struggled against the exploitation and encroachment of outsiders to have a province of their own to minimise exploitation and encroachment In a country where capitalism is slowly reaching new areas and awakening new cultural groups to life, the stream of sub-nationalistic uprisingsiseems to be unending. New demands and aspirations continue to surface, some of which are demanding complete independence, not just self-rule. The Indian nationality question cannot be studied in exclusion of these aspects because the culmination of this process can alone prove whether India has been a nation-in-the-making or a nation-in-the-un making.


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