The early 20th century witnessed many forms of popular movements in India which made tremendous impacts on India’s decolonisation process. The history of India’s north eastern region, particularly that of Manipur reveals many fascinating yet unexplored social movements of far reaching significance. The present book is an attempt to examine the dynamics of colonial penetration towards north east and the subsequent transformation of the traditional socio-political order of the erstwhile border state after the Anglo Manipur War of 1891. Based mainly on the archival materials, the work not only explores the process of social restructurisation but also examines the deeper socio-economic implications of the various anti-colonial and anti-feudal popular movements in Manipur Valley. While discussing the interplay of various social groups emphasis is given on an exploration of the social roots and politicscal ideas of the Manipuri middle class. The book will be of immense use to the students, researchers and teachers of modern history of India in general and north-east in particular.’
N. Lokendra Singh (b. 1956) studies in St. Stephen’s College and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has been teaching Modern History in Manipur University since 1984. He is keen observer of modern history of Manipur. He has already got published a book entitled Manipuir and Second World War. He has written more than a dozen articles which have already been published in reputed journals.
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