Dimapur, March 31: The Naga Scholars’ Association (NSA) organized a national level ‘Research scholars colloquium’ on March 29 in School of International Studies (SIS), JNU, New Delhi. The programme was chaired by eminent political scientist Prof. Jagpal Singh from IGNOU who has a specialization on democracy and development, identity and politics, politics and recognition and rural politics.
The first speaker Chibenthung (Chiben) Yanthan, PhD Scholar, JNU presented his paper on ‘Understanding Russia’s sovereign democracy as a counter-narrative to the western model of liberal democracy’.
The second speaker Dr Imtimangyang (Imti), Consultant, NUEP presented on ‘Incorporation of Christianity among the Ao Nagas: A case study of Molungkimong village’.
The 3rd speaker was Thejalhoukho (Theja), PhD Scholar, JNU, who presented on ‘Contested customs in the Naga Hills: Baptist reformers, salvage ethnography and Naga customary Law’.
The colloquium was followed by discussions and suggestions from the participants. The chairperson gave the concluding remarks.
(Page News Service)