One Event, Two States

  title={One Event, Two States},
  author={Jangkhomang Guite},
  journal={Indian Historical Review},
  pages={226 - 260}
  • Jangkhomang Guite
  • Published 1 December 2015
  • Political Science, History
  • Indian Historical Review
This article examines the way in which an event is remembered by two opposing states. It concerns, partly, with the way in which ‘official’ monuments came up in public space, and partly, with the process of transformation of social memory with the change in political regime. It takes the case of an 1891 event in Manipur (the Anglo-Manipur War). It will be seen that the erection of a ‘national monument’ under the colonial regime involved a tedious process of selection, representation, censoring… 

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