“Manipur Rules Here”: Gender, Politics, and Sport in an Asian Border Zone

@inproceedings{Mills2006ManipurRH,
  title={“Manipur Rules Here”: Gender, Politics, and Sport in an Asian Border Zone},
  author={James H. Mills},
  year={2006}
}
This article looks at women's football in India and in particular at the dominance of the Manipuri women's team. It argues that its success has origins in both the region's history and its recent politics. Manipur, a troubled buffer zone between Indian and Burma, has a gender politics rare for south Asia. Women have traditionally held important positions in the religious rituals of the region, among which are dance and sporting practices in which women engage actively. Alongside the resulting… CONTINUE READING