Invitation to Seminar on Land, Identity and Rights: the Problem of Tribal in Manipur

The Tangkhul Scholars’ Association (TSA), a Delhi based group working towards creating a platform to raise issues ranging from social to economic to political from academic point of view, is organising a one day seminar on “Land, Identity and Rights: the problem of tribal in Manipur”. The seminar is being organised on the 16th of April, 2011 at the Department of African Studies, University of Delhi.

The seminar aims to forge a holistic understanding of the inalienable nexus between tribal and their land, and their inter-dependency of identity and land. It also strives to bring in a new understanding of the problems of tribal in Manipur and their struggle for cultural and historical rights. The seminar  looks forward to disseminate ideas and gather information from different perspectives and outlook. Ever since the inception of the TSA, many scholars from within the Tangkhul community have been motivated to come forward and address various issues academically and help society see things from a broader perspective.

Date: 16 April, 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 3.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Venue: Dept. of African Studies, University of Delhi

The first part of the seminar will be chaired by A.C. Kharingpam and Ramathot Khongreiwo of the Department of History, Laxmi Bai College, University of Delhi will present a talk on “Pre-Colonial warfare and notions of territory : Re-examining multiple claims in Manipur”. The seminar will include topics like “Ritualistic regulation of relationship between community and land among the Tangkhul Nagas” and “Historical and sociological justification for land rights”. Dr. Shimreiwung, JNU and Mes Jajo, Deptt. Of Sociology, Jamia Millia Islamia will discuss these topics respectively. Dr.Yaruingam, Deptt. Of African Studies who is also the President of the TSA will chair the second session.

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