Chats Over Chai
With Lisa Singh, CEO, Australia India institute and Dr. Arkotong Longkumer, senior lecturer in Modern Asia at The Universitiy of Edinburgh
In this episode of Chats Over Chai, the institute hears from a leader from Nagaland and Senior Lecturer in Modern Asia at the University of Edinburgh, Dr. Arkotong Longkumer on intercultural learning and to share Naga stories and experiences. The journey of repatriation of Naga ancestral human remains from the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford invites a process of peace, healing and reconciliation. This is a journey that is initiated by the Forum for Naga Reconciliation (FNR), and the Recover, Restore and Decolonise (RRaD ) research team.
The podcast follows from the Institutes hosting of a delegation of 15 Naga elders and leaders who shared their stories that focused on social justice and decolonization allowing the delegation to share their perspectives, and heal from the burdens of a violent colonial past.
We delved deep into the region’s historical contexts, its rich cultural heritage, and the contemporary issues it grapples with. Dr. Longkumer’s expertise sheds light on the intricacies of this fascinating region in India.