PRANABANANDA WOMEN’S COLLEGE

(NAAC-B)
Lhomithi Colony, Dimapur -797112, Nagaland
e-mail: pranabananda_wc@yahoo.com
website: pwcdimapur.com

A Two Day National Seminar is organized

By

MAULANA ABUL KALAM AZAD INSTITUTE OF ASIAN STUDIES (An autonomous Body under the Ministry of Culture ) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, KOLKATA

&

PRANABANANDA WOMEN’S COLLEGE,
DIMAPUR: NAGALAND

On the theme

Leadership, Connectivity and Combat: Exploring Subhash Chandra Bose’s Link with Naga Hills and Parts of North- East India

to be held on
28th and 29th May, 2019 in the College premises, Lhomithi Colony, Dimapur.

Interested Paper Presenters are hereby invited for the same.

Abstract :
Full Paper :
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  • Title
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  • : 3rd April, 2019
  • : 8rd April, 2019
  • : 300 - 500
  • : 8th May, 2019
  • : 2500-3000(excluding References)
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  • : Times New Roman font size 12, 1.5 line spacing
  • : In italics, font size 12, single line spacing
To be sent to :
Contact :
  • pwcseminar2019@gmail.com with a short Resume.
  • 8837370052, 9862239068, 9052308746

• TA/DA will be provided to the Resource Persons and invited Paper Presenters only.
• Registration:
- Rs 300/- for Paper Presenters
- Rs 300/- for Participants
- Registration free for invited Paper Presenters
Concept Note

Leadership, Connectivity and Combat: Exploring Subhash Chandra Bose’s Link with Naga Hills and Parts of North-East India

Transposing the cultural boundaries for a National cause, Subhash Chandra Bose’s mission India is much heard and talked about both in the scholastic and academic realm as well as in the tea stalls and shopping corners. Views and opinions agree, disagree and disappear as well, but fact findings with scholarly documentations stand supportive to be known to the posterity as historical truth. In recent years, studies in Subhash Chandra Bose from various perspectives have stirred up debates on those unveiled phases of his commitment to Patriotism and National interest which remained unsung for several decades. When it comes to North-East India, the issue demands as well as deserves focal attention, since the significance of the roles played by this part of the land gets blurred when the National Leader is viewed from a global arena. Subhash Chandra Bose and his coming to Naga Hills has many opinions which leave us on the verge of fact finding and research documentations that might reveal a new phase of knowing Bose through close quarters . North-East India and especially Nagaland has gone through the same turmoil of war waves as witnessed by other parts of India. Contribution of the Nagas is equally significant when talked of India’s War of Independence. The Indian National Army led by Subhash Chandra Bose, the Japanese troop, and the Naga civilians in connection to their respective vision and interest have gone through phases that history needs to recollect with more vigour and specificity.

Unquestioned leadership of Subhash Chandra Bose is questioned in many ways which reciprocally established his authoritative and qualitative leadership in essence. How far was he successful in leading his troops? What were the missing points, if at all, in his leadership that might be questioned? Scrutinizing Kohima war in the Leadership line may be the areas much sought for an insight into facts and revelations. Call for Independence, the psychological effect of his slogans, an equal status to his soldiers irrespective of the gender are only some among many other traits of his personality which curved a place out in the minds of thousands of his followers as “National hero”. How far was he able to reach out to the expectations of his followers to be recognised as a national hero in deed and in need?

Establishing Connectivity is always challenging. In an era of Radio, Bose had to reach to the common populace to ignite the spirit of seeking freedom unto death until the mission is accomplished. The working of the INA under the aegis of a Provincial Government, the Azad Hind Government recognised by the nine Axis States and the connectivity all through Germany, Japan, Croatia, stretching to the far off North- East hill sides of India bring into notice the hardship and the challenge the National Leader had to overcome all through his mission. His challenge for ousting the British Raj led him travel to far off lands, meeting with world leaders and establishing connectivity, be it Nazi Germany (Hitler) or Naga Hills (Phizo). How far was Netaji successful in establishing links and entering into pacts in various lands are areas of profound study and authentic search.

The ‘Operation U-Go’ and the seize of towns of Kohima and Imphal by the Japanese Army, the Burmese National Army, and the Brigades of INA connected to the mainland links Naga Hills with the struggle for Independence of India and thereby the vital role played by Subhash Chandra Bose and the Naga villagers in combating the British troops. These are the areas which demand reconsideration and unearthing of facts relating to Subhash Chandra Bose and his links with Manipur and Nagaland during the war periods.

Assam is not far away when discussed about Netaji’s intervention in critical issues. His visit to Assam as President of AICC and stay at “Asely Hall”, Shillong in 1938 and at later dates to Guwahati reveal much about him, his connectivity and leadership capability.
Sub-Themes:
  • Understanding a National Leader: A study on Subhash Chandra Bose through the corners of North-East India.
  • War Strategies and Naga Hills: A Critical study on Subhash Chandra Bose’s link with Nagaland through preserved documents, letters, pictures, interviews etc.
  • An Account of Subhash Chandra Bose’s relation to A. Z. Phizo.
  • Subhash Chandra Bose’s Visit to Naga Hills: A Fact or a Myth?
  • A Victory in Disguise: The Battle of Kohima
  • Subhash Chandra Bose in Connection to Chesezu, Phek Town: A Recollection
  • Significance of Subhash Chandra Bose’s visit to Assam: A Critical Note
  • An Analytical Study on Subhash Chandra Bose and Manipur Connection
  • Studies in Subhash Chandra Bose: The Functioning of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Memorial Development (NSCBMD) Society, Nagaland.
  • Cultural Studies and Subhash Chandra Bose in connection with North-East India.
Any other theme related to the Seminar topic.
A Brief Outline About the College:

Pranabananda Women’s College is a full- fledged college affiliated to Nagaland University and is recognised by the University Grant Commission (UGC) under Section 2 (f) and 12 (B), and is accredited with grade ‘B’ by NAAC in 2016. It is the first women’s college in Nagaland established in 1991 with a view to impart holistic education to empower women and uplift the socio-economic status of women across the state.

The college is located in Lhomithi Colony, Dimapur, 1.7 Km away from Dimapur Railway Station and 10 Km from the Airport. The college offers courses in Arts and Commerce stream with honours in 6 subjects including the Commerce steam. The total enrolment of students ranges from 1000 to 1200 in an academic year from various sections of the society and across North-East India.

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