Colonial Legacy in North East India

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  • Author :Shukhdeba Sharma Hanjabam, Aheibam Koireng Singh
  • Year of Publication :2020
  • ISBN: :9789388937641
  • Language: :English
  • Binding: :Hard Bound
  • No of Pages: XVIII, 294
  • Size: 23 cms
  • Categories: History, North East Indian Studies, Political Science

About the Book :

The whole of the region of present day Northeast India (NEI) formed originally by seven states of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, and Sikkim had been under British colonialism starting from varied times in the first quarter of the nineteenth century till independence in 1947. The entire Northeast is a land of the people which has enough capacity to protect its cultural personality and the time-honoured consciousness. Colonial rule has made severe impacts all over the country but it could not change the originality of northeast people. That is the beauty and resilience of northeast people. The northeast people have struggled and put up a brave fight to free the lands from the British rule. This book addresses the issues and concerns regarding colonial legacy in Northeast India and is structured into four themes. They are - Civilization Perspectives; Anti Colonial Movement; Colonial Legacy; and Colonial Legacy and Inter-Community Relationship. Contributors are from different walks of life who have gained eminence in their respective field of academics, administration, judiciary, politics, and others. Anyone interested to be acquainted and familiar with the nuances of colonial remnants and its continuing legacy will find engaging with this book worthwhile.

About Author :

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 <>

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 <>