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Seminar on Ethnic-Nation Building to be held on April 5

New Delhi, April 2, 2010: A seminar on ‘Ethnic Nation-Building: Chin-Kuki-Mizo’ people will be held at the School of International Studies in Jawaharlal Nehru University campus on Monday next.

“The programme will begin at 3:00 PM and the resource person will be noted littérateur Pu L.Keivom who will survey the westward journey of the Chin-Kuki-Mizo peoples from China to the Kabaw Valley and their successive dispersal to their present settlements in Western Myanmar and North-East India,” a press statement released by iphro and Kuki Research Forum will be held (Siphro) and Kuki Research Forum said.

While explaining the Chin Hills settlement, Keivom is expected enquire into the reasons that turned the North-East India into “one of the biggest ethnic cauldrons on this planet.”

The British rule and the arrival of Christianity and its indelible impact on the psyche of Chin-Kuki-Zo ethnic tribes in Myanmar and India, which ultimately ushered in the formation of political parties and a new era, will also be look into.

Meanwhile, four experiments of ethnic nation making – The Chin Experiment, The Kuki Experiment, The Mizo Experiment and Other Experiments, their successes and failures and the possible reasons will be stressed. This will inevitably raise many questions: Are we happy with our present situation and why? Are we heading for ethnic survival or extinction? Is armed struggle a solution or aggravation to our multifaceted problems? Is there a way out and an honourable and sustainable solution? These and many other animated issues will provide the fodders for discussions and deliberations in the seminar.

“Everyone is welcome to attend the Seminar, which will be held at the Seminar Room (Ground Floor), School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi on April 5 (Monday), 2010, at 3:00 PM. Felicitation of new doctorates will be followed by refreshment,” the release added.

~ Mizoram Express

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