This book will be of great interest to researchers and scholars of modern history, sociology and social anthropology, particularly those concerned with Northeast India.
Arambam Noni is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science, Moirang College, Manipur, India, and Executive Editor of Alternative Perspectives.
Kangujam Sanatomba is a Post-Doctoral Fellow with the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), New Delhi, and Research Associate at the Centre for South East Asian Studies, Manipur University, India.
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