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Seminar on ‘Armed Violence and Nationalism begins at MU

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Imphal, March 5: Inaugural function of the seminar on ‘Armed Violence and Nationalism: Reflections in Manipuri Literature’ organized with the objective to capture the insurgency engendered issues of the resistance and dissent, nostalgia for the glorious past, the present day turmoil, the hope for better future and harmonious inter/intra community relations as documented and portrayed in Manipuri literature in the forms of novels, poems and plays organized by the Centre for Manipur Studies, Manipur University (MU) was held today at the Conference Hall of Anthropology Department University. Vice chancellor of MU, Prof. Arya Prasad Pande, Prof. W. Nabakumar of Anthropology Dept., MU among others attended the inaugural function of the seminar . In the keynote, Prof. Nabakumar articulated that anti-colonial nationalism is the product of decolonising forces. The meaning of nationalism in Asia and Africa is found to be quite different from those propagated and practiced by the western countries. Instead of ‘third world countries’, he preferred to use ‘Asia and Africa’ reasoning that there is an ethical bias in the term ‘third world.

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