S. Thangboi Zou

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  • S. Thangboi Zou is pursuing his PhD in the Department of Geography at the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong, Meghalaya.

    Emergent Micro-National Communities: The Logic of Kuki-Chin Armed Struggle in Manipur

    The granting of scheduled tribe status to the Kuki-Chin people eroded their allegiance to clan and linguistic/dialectal identities. While they do not have any problem with a pan-ethnic identity, their primary loyalty is to their own clans and communities. Invocation of kinship ties by different groups does not necessarily translate into a common political agenda. There are at least 15 armed groups among them that have combined into two larger groups—the United People's Front (UPF) and the Kuki National Organisation (KNO)—and signed a peace agreement with the state and central governments.

    March 2012