TODAY -

Weaving Histories of Northeast Within the Narrative of India

New Delhi, 20 November 2012:

eaving Histories of Northeast Within the Narrative of India



Weaving Histories of Northeast Within the Narrative of India
6 pm to 8 pm 21 November 2012,
Conference Room - II,
India International Centre, Lodi Estate, New Delhi-3


Did you know that the Chinese called Manipur 'Hsiao po-lo-mein' and the Burmese called it 'Kathes';that Manipur is the oldest surviving state in Northeast India tracing its written history since 33 AD and has a written Constitution dating back to 11th century? To many in India, we are just one block of people, 'The Northeasterners'. Isn't it time to weave our collective histories?

20 Nov 2012, New Delhi: For more than 63 years in the history of the independent Republic of India, the history/histories of 45 million of its citizens living in 8 states of the northeast region of the country have been absent from our school, college and university text books. This ignorance or lack of awareness is one of the major causes of the wrong perception about people from the region. This is one of the main reasons that people of the northeast region are discriminated against when they travel for study and work to different parts of India. Citizens, scholars and the general populace feel that this needs to be urgently fixed.

Northeast India is home to over 272 ethnic groups and communities. However, there is no collective writing, publication or inclusion of its varied histories in the syllabi or the text books of the country's schools and universities. Lack of proper understanding of the region's history and its experiences has been the main impediment to proper policy formulation. Compilation of collective histories of some of the many ethnic communities will go a long way in building community peace-building in India's northeast and also help forge true pan-India unity.

The northeast Indian region is home to eight states and is rich in indigenous chronicles, many of which were penned about 2000 years back like the "Cheitharol Kumbaba" (Manipur), "Rajmala" (Tripura), "Buranjis" (Assam) etc. .”Buranjis” (Assam) etc., which were not taught as history as they should be. Northeast India also has lots of oral history in the form of folktales, folksongs, lullaby, church records, private letters of the 2nd World War period etc. available abundantly in each of the Northeast state which has been passed over the years through their ancestors.

The inclusion of the History of the North East in the academic syllabus of the nation would help in bringing peace and prosperity in the Nation.

Understanding and noticing this major lacunae, a team led by Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network and Northeast India Women Initiative for Peace started a movement in September 2012 wherein they met with Indian Council of Historical Research. Later, a meeting was convened in Manipur on 13 October 2012.

A follow-up to the above two meetings is being held on 21 November 2012 titled “Weaving Histories of Northeast India: Stories from Taktse and others “, 6.00 pm to 8.00 pm, Conference Room - II, India International Centre, Lodi Estate, New Delhi-3. The event is supported by Heinrich Boll Stiftung (HBF), New Delhi.

Please find here poster, see http://womensurvivorsnetwork.org/event-detail.php?event_id=34 and complete programme schedule attached.

For any questions or clarifications, kindly contact:

Ms Binalakshmi Nepram
Founder, Manipur Women Gun Survivors Network
Convener, Northeast India woman initiative for Peace
Email: Binalakshmi(at)gmail(dot)com

Website: www.womensurvivorsnetwork.org,
www.neiwip.blogspot.org
Phone: +91-11-46018541 ,
Fax +91-11-26166234



* This info was sent by RK Sujata who can be contacted at sujata(dot)rk3(at)gmail(dot)com
This Press Release was posted on November 20, 2012.


* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of e-pao.net. We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.




LATEST IN E-PAO!
  • Voting: Inner LS #1 : Gallery
  • Loktak Landscape #51: Wallpaper Download
  • Interview with Viagra Haze
  • Hurford Youth Fellows @Washington, DC
  • RIST, Imphal - Popular Talk @MU
  • Ching Kaba @Langjing : Gallery
  • Comparison of Election Manifestos
  • Sophia bags Gangte Attire Contest
  • White Paper on Ecotourism Conclave
  • Transgender Vs Gay
  • Wake Up Call To All Voters #3
  • Polling prep @Hatta Kangjeibung : Gallery
  • Sealing our fate, not the candidates'
  • Teaching vacancies at Banasthali University
  • Mouna Khatladi Si Ngaaktani : eRang
  • Ultrasound
  • Ginminlian, Lunzosang, Soitinkhup : eMing
  • Morok Metpada Jat Taba
  • Yet, it returned : Poem
  • Athoubashinggi Numit #2 : Gallery
  • Maram Nungsetpa Khousa #2 : Gallery
  • Free Technology in Food business
  • Requirements at Feerol
  • SC opens : Transgenders win rights
  • Poll predictions
  • The slogan - Buy do not sell
  • Imphal-Jiri-Tupul rail #4 : Gallery
  • Electoral system: Redefining republic
  • GENERAX 2014, Fashion Show #2 : Gallery
  • Faces Deceptive : Poem
  • Youth Development Prog @Sugnu : Gallery
  • Athoubashinggi Numit Kodompokpi : Gallery
  • A. Helim Choudhury: Veteran Sportsperson
  • Anti-corruption Squad for Manipur
  • Security tightened for general LS seat
  • Ex-IAS officer pens book on troubled NE
  • Trainees reqt for AISM Solutions, Imphal
  • (Un)Free and (Un)Paid Media in NE
  • Matric Pass @Drama Fest : Gallery
  • Manipur Tennis League @THAU : Gallery
  • BJP women worker campaigning : Gallery
  • Wake Up Call To All Voters #2
  • The Election Trap : Poem
  • Thangjam Modhu: Veteran Sportsperson
  • Feminine Voice in Indian Television
  • 2 arrested for racist remark against NE
  • Air Naga: a mystery with no blip
  • Meinya's power versus Nara's confidence
  • JRF Exam of ICMR for Social Science
  • 70th Anniv. of Battle of Nungshigum
  • Wooing the discriminated voters
  • From excellent FM to weak PM ?
  • Miscreants attack two tourists in Manipur
  • Lexicon on 9 NE languages
  • Elam Indira - Padmashree : Profile
  • Palm Sunday
  • Elam Indira : Gallery
  • Wake Up Call To All Voters #1
  • Singzu Joint's "Making love in Imphal"
  • 164th Anniv of Narsingh : Gallery
  • Nungshi Paodam :: Poem
  • 5th Drawing Exhibition : Gallery
  • RIMS Post Graduate Assn (RPGA) Meet
  • A hard critical look inwards
  • Chongtham Benudhar : Veteran Sportsperson
  • Rise Of The Slumber Boots : Poem
  • Looking East from North East
  • Diamond Jubilee JN Dance #2 : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling @Thoubal : Gallery
  • Writer/blogger/journalist wanted at Likla
  • 10th Edu-Xpo 2014 : Gallery
  • Tea with Duggal
  • Understanding the attack on Preshaw
  • Thoibi Loi-okpa by Laihui #3 :: Ooba Video
  • Voting by SoO UG cadres : Gallery
  • 'Unplugged' at OUGRI Fest: Gallery
  • hLlQKidraba ceQla maca :: Seireng
  • Aquarium Exhibit/Flower show : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling @Chandel : Gallery
  • Thai team arrival @RajBhavan: Gallery
  • paIKYlage KorjEse :: Seireng
  • Outer P/C Polling @Ukhrul : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling #2 : Gallery
  • Outer P/C Polling #1 : Gallery
  • State Central Library : Gallery
  • Melissa & Lavanya's robotics campaign
  • Laikangbam Ongbi Inaobi : Gallery
  • Oinam Chanchan - Singer #3 :: eRang Photos
  • Battle of Kameng (WWII) : Gallery
  • Thoibi Loi-okpa by Laihui #2 :: Ooba Video
  • Eyek Tamba : Learn Manipuri script
  • Manoharmayum Manihar- Innovator :Gallery
  • Lamphel DC Gate :: Panorama 360ø view
  • Me Mom and Sister : Artwork
  • Moirangthem Surma Chanu :: eRang Singer
  • Nandaraj Nongmaithem: Lalit Kala Awardee
  • Meichak :: eRang Classic Movie
  • SPONSORED ADS