Millennium Post

Downsized existence

27 Nov 2021 6:37 PM GMT
Owing to the ‘market policy’ of the penal colony, and superior treatment given to the ‘royal’ Eurasian and European prisoners, indigenous convicts were facing eventual decimation on the Andaman Islands

An island for 'convicts'

20 Nov 2021 7:14 PM GMT
Strategically important and resource-rich Andaman Islands, confirmed for penal settlements by the British, received a major fillip post-1857 revolution with the deportation of convicts of ‘remarkable degree of agency’ and ‘self-resect’

Contested frontiers

13 Nov 2021 7:18 PM GMT
The Assam-Mizoram land conflict is an outgrowth of two conflicting notions on boundary — demarcations shaped by natural factors and compartmentalised divisions of modern state

Insurgency to integration

6 Nov 2021 5:16 PM GMT
While the Mizo Union wanted a separate state from Assam within India and the MNF took to violent means for a sovereign state, the eventual outcome was formation of a Union Territory under NER Act, 1971

A reformulated demand

30 Oct 2021 5:28 PM GMT
Imposition of Assamese language throughout the region proved to be the trigger point for a transition from the longstanding demand for an effective Autonomous District Council to that of a statehood

A bumpy path to statehood

23 Oct 2021 8:06 PM GMT
The sophisticated road to the formation of Manipur state in 1972 had been made challenging on account of faulty interpretation of the Indian Independence Act and multi-layered internecine conflict among tribals

Tripura's tribal identities

16 Oct 2021 6:43 PM GMT
Immigration of politically conscious Bengalis into Tripura after the independence through India’s ‘most porous’ border, and then the exodus of Chakmas from CHT, disrupted the tribal demography of the state, which is now showing signs of revival

Through political settlement

9 Oct 2021 5:42 PM GMT
Against SRC’s argument of having united frontiers, demands for autonomy by moderate faction of Nagas culminated into carving out of Nagaland from Assam, also paving the way for statehood of Tripura and Manipur

Disintegration of Assam

2 Oct 2021 7:48 PM GMT
Demand for a hill state on account of discontent between highlanders and plainsmen, coupled with the British need to establish buffer at frontiers, created the ground for carving out of Nagaland from Assam

Seeds of disintegration

25 Sep 2021 6:44 PM GMT
The migration trend from Eastern Bengal to lower Assam, set by 1905 Partition, acquired religious colour on account of politics and, as 'integration' efforts through the Sixth schedule bordered on 'assimilation', highlanders' discontent set the stage for Assam fragmentation

Northeast frontiers

18 Sep 2021 7:11 PM GMT
During the late 19th century, the Assam frontier had several geographical additions and the region underwent demographic transformation with variegated groups bringing in their own set of distinctive character

Re-emergence of 'Telangana' identity

11 Sep 2021 7:06 PM GMT
The case for separate Telangana got consolidated with the resurfacing of subsumed regional identities, which political parties found tough to go against
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