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The State of Affairs of Pangal Women: A Feminist Perspective

Feminist Research

3 (2019)

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10-20

Social Condition , Political Condition , Pangal women , Meitei , Economic Condition

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The Pangal community is one of the indigenous communities in Manipur state which lies at the north eastern corner of India. The representation of Pangal women and their condition in terms of polity, society and economy through the lens of feminist perspective in Manipur is minimal and extended to the village/local level only. The paper tries to answer in an integrated way some of the pertinent questions in respect of Pangal women. In this context, an attempt has been made to explore the historical background of the origin of Pangal in Manipur. This paper has also attempted to critically examine the economic, political and social conditions of Pangal women in the light of feminist point of view from the medieval to the post-colonial periods.

This paper tries to answer regarding representation of Pangal women and their overall condition in the society.

Discussed historical, demographical, economical, educational and social condition of Pangal women.

Primarily based on secondary data but also target interview of subset of population by strata sampling.

Conclude with the finding of lack of participation in decision making, a serious concern for Pangal women.

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