ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Targeting Institutions of Higher Education

The ideology central to the Bharatiya Janata Party-Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has no space or use for liberal thought and values. Education for such organisations means only what can be called a kind of catechism. This is a memorisation of a narrow set of questions rooted in faith and belief and an equally narrow set of answers that prohibit any doubt or deviation. Therefore, educational centres that allow questioning and discussion are anathema and have to be dismantled.

Debating Statehood

Debating Statehood Durable Disorder: Understanding the Politics of North-East India by Sanjib Baruah; OUP, New Delhi, 2005; PRADIP PHANJOUBAM This recent book by Sanjib Baruah is a departure from available literature on the problems of India

Manipur: Assembly Election: Manifestation of Growing Crisis

The ambiguous election verdict is largely due to the lack of a proper political space which offers options in the exercise of adult franchise. Frequent changes of party loyalties, the near complete breakdown of governance and the mishandling of macro issues such as the ceasefire, the insurgency, the merger agreement and the creation of greater Nagaland have all prompted a growing cynicism in the political system.

Equality as Tradition

In the classless, casteless Naga society, women have traditionally enjoyed a high social position, with a pivotal role in both family and community affairs. In the 'modern' milieu, with the insidious influence of drugs and violence, Naga women's organisations have taken the lead in forming social movements for peace and revitalising customary laws.

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