Projects

The Kohima Institute is a project-based research centre, and thus is primarily concerned with facilitating, supporting, and nurturing research projects within its various focus areas. Projects include supervised research work such as doctoral and post-doctoral projects, typically in coordination with other universities or centres of learning; large multi-year projects principally funded through public research funds; and independent research initiatives, typically funded through a combination of small and large private grants. Sometimes stand-alone events, such as workshops and seminars, are treated like projects, depending on their financial / budget structure, and duration.

The projects listed in these pages are a sampling of ongoing research work either directly coordinated by Kohima Institute staff, or coordinated from the Kohima Institute in Kohima, Nagaland.

projects list

Social History of the 1944 Battle of Kohima

KARBI ORAL LITERATURE

By Dr Michael Heneise

The aim of this project is to record and transcribe five full versions of the Kecharhe Alun funeral epic in Karbi Anglong, Assam. . Performed from memory, the Kecharhe Alun is the most significant, and longest (several days) single piece of chanted poetry in the Karbi oral literature repertoire, though it has never been thoroughly studied, or properly...

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Social History of the 1944 Battle of Kohima

SOCIAL HISTORY OF THE 1944 BATTLE OF KOHIMA

By Dr Michael Heneise

Historians of the Battle of Kohima and events surrounding it have focused largely on military accounts, strategies, movements, decisions, and important moments that lead to larger outcomes of during the war. Communities affected directly or indirectly by the battle and the larger conflict have only been touched...

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Anthropology of Mission in Northeast India

ANTHROPOLOGY OF MISSION IN NORTHEAST INDIA

By Dr Michael Heneise

There are a handful of histories of mission or missionary activity in Northeast India, however, the purpose of this project is to approach the subject form a sociological point of view, taking into account the wider economic, historical and political contexts that come to bear on the efforts carried out by various ...

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