Year: 2019 | Month: December | Volume 7 | Issue 2

Women as a Symbol of Motherhood, Love and Peace: The Manipur Narrative

Oinam Sareeta Devi


Loving, caring, sharing, life-giving, nurturing, etc. have been some of the adjectives often used to describe the essence of a woman. She has long been understood as someone who gentle and peace-loving by temperament. They have also been understood as influential in shaping the person of a child thereby determining who they become in their life to a great extent. Kofi Anan had also remarked: “For generations, women have served as peace educators, both in their families and in their societies. They have proved instrumental in building bridges rather than walls” Ever concerned with the wellbeing of their family and the society they live in at large; they always make very significant endeavors to secure inside the family as well the society those conditions which help everyone to live a life of dignity. Coming to the context of Manipuri women, they have a long tradition of being actively involved activities aimed at addressing socio-economic and political issues concerning their society. Apart from myths and legends, there were significant instances during the colonial period of Manipur that bear ample testimony to this. The tradition continued during the post-colonial period of the state as well. By doing so, they have played a great role in securing justice, peace and progress inside the society. The present paper is an attempt to examine the women of Manipur as the symbol of motherhood, love and peace inside the society.

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