Self Determination Movement in Manipur

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About the Book :

This edited volume dwells on the erstwhile sovereign and pre-merger times of Manipur and the changes in her political status after becoming an integral part of India. Underscoring the armed conflict situation that have plagued the state for years, it examines whether Manipur fulfills the criteria of possessing the right to self determination set out by the United Nations and other internationally accepted benchmarks.

About Author :

Aheibam Koireng Singh (MA, PhD), is Assistant Professor, Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University, Canchipur, Imphal West District, Manipur. Formerly the General Secretary of Manipur University Research Club, he is also the life member of Indian Tourism Congress, Manipur Historical Society, and North East India History Association. He specializes in India's North East regional studies of election, ethnicity, inter-group and inter-community relations, conflict, peace building, and issues of governance. His authored and edited books, 'Ethnicity and Intercommunity Conflicts: A Case of Kuki-Naga in Manipur', 'Miniature India in Motion: Movements in Recent past and present Manipur' are well received for its rich material content and critical insights. He can be reached at <>

Shukhdeba Sharma Hanjabam (MSW, PhD) is Head, Department of Social Work, Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Regional Campus, Manipur, Makhan Kangpokpi District, Manipur. He completed his PhD from School of Social Work, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and post doctoral from University of Florida, Florida, USA (2014-2015) as Fogarty International Center Fellow. He is also the life member of North East India History Association; Manipur Historical Society; and Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), New Delhi. He also had successfully completed research projects under the sponsorship from ICSSR, New Delhi and Manipur Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Manipur. He can be reached at <>

Homen Thangjam received his doctoral degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He specialises in democratization in post-communist and post-colonial societies. He is a keen observer of political development in the North East India and his area of interest includes political economy and developmental politics. He is lecturer in political science at the Maharaja Bodhchandra College, Imphal.