Colonialism and Resistance: Society and State in Manipur

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Arambam Noni, Kangujam Sanatomba
Routledge, 2015 M10 16 - 264 pages

Part of the ‘Transition in Northeastern India’ series, this volume critically explores how Northeast India, especially Manipuri society, responded to colonial rule. It studies the interplay between colonialism and resistance to provide an alternative understanding of colonialism on the one hand, and society and state formation on the other. Challenging dominant histories of the area, the essays provide significant insights into understanding colonialism and its multiple effects on economy, polity, culture, and faith system. It examines hitherto untouched areas in the study of Northeast, and discusses how social movements are augmented, constituted or sustained.

This book will be of great interest to researchers and scholars of modern history, sociology and social anthropology, particularly those concerned with Northeast India.


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PART I Framework administration and democratisation
PART II Literature popular culture and religion
PART III Imperial strategies and distinct political histories
PART IV PostEmpire Manipur organisational politics and frontier

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Arambam Noni is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Moirang College, Manipur, India, and Executive Editor of Alternative Perspectives.

Kangujam Sanatomba is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and Research Associate at the Centre for South East Asian Studies, Manipur University, India.

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