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American Journal of Educational Research. 2013, 1(6), 181-193
DOI: 10.12691/education-1-6-3
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Conflict, State and Education in India: A Case Study of Manipur

Komol Singha1,

1Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, India

Pub. Date: June 20, 2013

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Komol Singha. Conflict, State and Education in India: A Case Study of Manipur. American Journal of Educational Research. 2013; 1(6):181-193. doi: 10.12691/education-1-6-3


Conflict has been one of the greatest threats to mankind since the dawn of civilisation. Poorest communities, children and educational sector are among those severely affected by it, especially in the developing countries. Whether education creates conflict or conflict affects educational development is an inconclusive debate till today. The present study is both a qualitative and quantitative analysis, tries to assess educational development status in the midst of conflict in Manipur, one of the north eastern most states of India. An assessment is also made whether the development of education resolves conflict or conflict restrains educational development in the state. With the help of primary and secondary data and by employing comparative growth analysis between the education and conflict in the state, the study found that the conflict does not affect educational growth, but it pushes the children out of the state for their studies. As the incidence of conflict in Manipur has reached its stalemate and at the same time educational development level has grown at a faster rate than the former and based on the Brahm’s inverted U shape conflict pyramid, the state is expected to return to normalcy and enjoy a peaceful life very shortly.

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