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Shooting the Sun: A Study of Death and Protest in Manipur

Contemporary Manipur is often treated by scholars as a war zone and a state under siege. But that situation cannot be understood only by alluding to the militarisation of Manipur or by viewing it as a struggle among ethnic groups over resources. The power to let live and take life defines sovereignty not only for the state but also for insurgent groups aspiring for statehood. An analysis of Manipur's present condition should not deny intelligibility to the social life of the people. It is necessary to understand how people deal with the multiple forms in which death visits them every so often and how they try to exorcise the violence in their midst.

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