Seminar at Delhi

A national seminar is being held on ‘Little known fighters against the
Raj:  figures from Meghalaya’ in New Delhi on March 7 at Jamia
Millia Islamia, organized by the Saifuddin Kitchlew chair and Centre
for NE studies there. Speakers include Prof David Syiemlieh, Pro-Vice
Chancellor od North East Hill University, Prof L Gassah, dean of
Social Sciences, NEHU, prof Imdad Hussain, historian, and Ms. Patricia
Mukhim, C-nes trustee and editor, Shillong Times. The event is being
organized by Sanjoy Hazarika, who holds the Kitchlew Chair and runs
the NE Centre at Jamia apart from heading C-NES. This is aneffort to
bring specific issues of the NE such as the ‘unknown’ histories of the
peoples of the region to the understanding of scholars and policy
makers in New Delhi and also weave them into curriculae. The history
of the region,s participation in struggles against the British Raj as
well as in the freedom movement are not known. Particiants will
include prof. Tiplut Nongbri of Jawaharlal Nehru University as well as
Ms. Jayati Chandra, Secretary of Ministry of DoNER.

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