Kuki-Chin Tribes of Mizoram and Manipur

Kuki-Chin Tribes of Mizoram and Manipur

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Book Specification

Item Code: UAM882
Author: S.H.M. Rizvi & Shibani Roy
Publisher: B.R. Publishing Corporation
Language: English
Edition: 2006
ISBN: 9788176455267
Pages: 148 (B/w Illustrations)
Other Details 9.00 X 6.00 inch
Weight 320 gm

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About The Book

Manipur is a land of many tribes (more than 30) who have different languages, cultures and traditions. For political purposes, some are included along with the Naga generic term in the north and Kuki-Chins in the South. The Kuki tribes inhabit in all districts of Manipur The Linguistic Survey of India, Vol. III. part III, carried out by G. A. Grierson, and published in 1904 by Govt. of India, provides a general idea of the geographical spread of Kukis' living space. According to this Survey the territory inhabited by the Kuki tribes extends from the Naga Hills in the North down into the Sandoway district of Mayanmar in the South: from the Myattha River in the east, almost to the Bay of Bengal in the West. The tribes like Aimol, Anal, Chiru, Chongloi, Chothe, Hangsing, Doungel, Gangte, Guite, Haokip, Hmar, Kipgen, Kom, Lhungdim, Lamkang, Lunkim, Changsan, Lenthang, Thangeo, Kolhen, Lhangum, Lhanghal, Milhem, Maring, Mate, Mozo-Monshang, Paite, Sitlhou, Lhouvum and Singsit, Simte, Baite Tarao, Touthang, Vaphei, Zou, etc., may be put under one egalitarian ethnic entity called Kukis. However, some of these tribes. mentioned above have been assimilated into Naga generic term. During First World War, the Kuki Uprising against the British, lasted for three years (1917-1919). In the early 1940's, hundreds of Kukis joined the Indian army and fought the British. More than one hundred and fifty INA pensioners are still alive. Both India and Mayanmar were given political freedom in 1947. The boundaries lines of the new nations and their states fragmented the traditional Kuki territory.
The book encompasses the ethnographic details of the Kuki who are also referred to as KukiChins by some ethnologists.

About the Author

Dr. S.H.M. Rizvi, Ph. D (Delhi University) has been engaged in bio anthropological researches since 1986. His involvement in various research projects enabled him to conduct field work in the remotest areas of Western and North-Eastern India and study various tribes and communities living in the arid zone of Barmer districts of Rajasthan to human groups living in hilly inhospitable forests of Manipur bordering Burma.
Dr. Shibani Roy, Ph. D. (Delhi University) is actively engaged in field base empirical research among the Muslims of Northern and Western India besides doing field work-oriented research on tribes of Western and North-eastern India.


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