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Engaging Ethnic Politics

Infrastructure and the State in Manipur

Infrastructure of Injustice: State and Politics in Manipur and Northeast India by Raile Rocky Ziipao, London and New York: Routledge, 2020; pp 202, 995 (hardcover).


Raile Rocky Ziipaos years of research on infrastructure and its intersection with tribes, the tense history up to the postcolonial period, ethnic contestation, politics and beyond, is captured well in his book titled, Infrastructure of Injustice: State and Politics in Manipur and Northeast India. He situates the argument on infrastructure in contemporary times and the politics embedded in it. Before he delves into the interface between infrastructure and varied ethnic communities in Manipur, he lays out a background with theories, concepts, and debates surrounding infrastructure, along with an introduction on infrastructure in the North East and its significance in the region. Infrastructure, listed by him, refers to road, electricity, healthcare, educational institutions, water, etc, access to which are considered a basic necessity for all.

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Published On : 20th Jan, 2024

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