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!
  • Orange Fest @Tamenglong #2 : Gallery
  • Seram Mangi Lecture: Natasankirtana
  • Tamenglong #27: Wallpaper Download
  • Totem and taboo: The Zeliangrong #1
  • India-Pakistan: Nobel Peace Prize #2
  • Christmas Carol @CCpur: Gallery
  • CC Meet: KLASA Vs UPAA: Gallery
  • Gardening @Ema Keithel by models: Gallery
  • Separate time zone for NE ruled out
  • Bull dozers set on fire in Ukhrul
  • Train hard for Olympics during ban: Sarita
  • Early resolution of Naga issue key agenda
  • School Structures & Students' Safety
  • Scripting a tale of blood and gore
  • Nupi Lal Ningshing Lamjel #2: Gallery
  • Simrayangam, Lanbangliu, Arubi : eMing
  • Social movements & ministry of Church #1
  • Soul Of Manipur & Yangmasho Shaiza
  • 58th CC Meet Football :: Fixture
  • CC Meet Football :: Roll of Honour
  • CC Meet Football :: History
  • All about 58th CC Meet Football 2014
  • COHSEM Routine :: HSE Exam
  • COHSEM Routine :: Class XI Exam
  • Differently abled persons Rally: Gallery
  • IT Scholarship Award for Students
  • Nupi Lal Ningshing thouram @Sylhet
  • "Songs of the Blue Hills" : Screening
  • Condemns Thangal Bazar Blast
  • Manipur experiencing chilly weather
  • CCTV Cameras in Imphal City
  • Private university & higher education
  • Arambai - the Meitei weapon
  • Jeet Singh: Music composer: Gallery
  • Interview with Jeet Singh
  • 1910-1920: Decade of Kuki religion
  • First impression : Story
  • Meitei Ninghtourol: Book Released
  • Rongmei Christianity centenary: Gallery
  • Home Coming ceremony(UG): Gallery
  • Job Openings at NEEPCO
  • Germany fellowships for Indian journalists
  • Pre-PhD Admission for Manipur University
  • Essay Writing competition on Nupi Lan
  • Manipur contestant wins "NE body can sing"
  • Time To Awake Against Taliban
  • Govt's self-defeating cocktail
  • RIST lecture series #8 @MU
  • Rupali Longjam : Miss NE :: eRang
  • Christian giving
  • Let us democratise Justice
  • Scene of Moreh Town : Gallery
  • Orange Queen #2 : Gallery
  • Nupi Lan:Great Agitation of 1939-40 #3
  • Manipur as Data for Experimental Economics
  • PhD/Post Doc at University of Nottingham
  • Erasmus Mundus MaMaSelf Scholarship
  • PG / Research at University of Hyderabad
  • Multiple Jobs at Technodata
  • End North East's isolation: Rijiju
  • Poor Banking Services: A challenge
  • Likening the region to Dubai, Singapore
  • Blast @Thangal Bazar : Gallery
  • Yubi Lakpi #1 : Gallery
  • My Africa, My Precious : Poem
  • Women-centric movement: Call of the hour
  • Astro turf Hockey field need to upgrade
  • Quarry threat to Manipur WW II relic
  • Early Christian Pioneers of Kakching
  • Zillai Vaiphei Students' #2 : Gallery
  • Rabichandra Vidya Ashram : Coaching
  • Political Committee on ILPS report: JCIPLS
  • NaMo 2.0 enrolled 700 BJP members
  • Kakching celebrates Advent Christmas
  • Vying for a 'Hill State'
  • Lethargic Govt & senseless public
  • What had happened to Manipur #10
  • Orange Queen #1 : Gallery
  • Discipline & responsibility among children
  • Nupi Lal Numit @THAU: Gallery
  • The Essence Of Christmas
  • Sanjenthong Bridge construction: Gallery
  • Do you have Entrepreneurial Aspirations?
  • Nupi Lan Observation at New Delhi
  • Nupi Lal Ningshing Lamjel #1: Gallery
  • Three ultimate factors to visit Manipur
  • Blood Test for Vitamin D
  • Good News Of Great Joy
  • Nupilal @Nupilal complex: Gallery
  • The Legacy of Rajarshi Bhagyachandra
  • Ethical Fashion Event #5: Gallery
  • Rongmei Christian Centenary
  • UpaMbi : Seireng
  • Sangai: Concluding Show #2: Gallery
  • Course on 'Food Safety' @Porompat
  • A tribute to Late Seram Mangi Singh
  • Nupi Lan:Great Agitation of 1939-40 #1
  • 'Report On ILP System' : Gallery
  • Zillai Vaiphei Students' #1 : Gallery
  • Reshmi Sorokhaibam : Profile : eRang
  • Reshmi Sorokhaibam #1 : eRang Photo
  • Kabrabam Gopeshore: Veteran Sports
  • Avaas: Fusion of Bharatnyatam & Manipuri
  • Need for level playing field in MCS Exam
  • Anti Corruption Day : Gallery
  • N. G College, Imphal : 360 View Panorama
  • Mera Houchongba festival
  • Hada Shamaton: Laihui: Intl Polo song
  • DM's Inspiration Episode 5: Gallery
  • Kang @Sangai festival: Gallery
  • Sikpui Ruoi: Festival of festivals
  • Golmei Gandumpu: dance in painting
  • Sangai: Stalls #4: Gallery
  • An interview with Koijam Ongbi Memcha
  • Delhi Discrimination Survey: Download
  • Yumnam Sanathoi (Wushu) #4: Gallery
  • Mandalay 'Meetei Library' #2: Gallery
  • Chingda Satpi Folk Music #3: eRang
  • Sangai: Narendra Modi #2: Gallery
  • Sarjubala Samjetsabam : Boxer : Gallery
  • Scientific Principles of Yumjao (House)
  • Dih kasiam lam Rongmei :: Ooba
  • Downloadable Manipuri Calendar : 2015
  • eMing 2.0 - Baby Names :: New release
  • SPONSORED ADS