ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Education in a Conflict-ridden State, Manipur

A Narrative Analysis

Violent political conflicts are not new in Manipur, as the state has been in turmoil for many decades. Frequently occurring violence, bandhs and blockades affect the academic life of students. The existing literature on education has not adequately discussed the linkages of education in a conflict-ridden state like Manipur. A field study and in-depth interviews with respondents--students, parents and teachers-- conducted in 10 secondary schools in Manipur during November-December 2014 analyse how deeply the chaotic political atmosphere has affected education of Manipuri students. It also finds the emergence of tuition culture and educational outmigration as alternatives for covering the syllabus and bringing quality education.

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