Representation of Women in Mizo History

Representation of Women in Mizo History

ABSTRACT

For a very long time, the transformations that have taken place in the history of the Mizo is mainly derived from the writings of the colonizers and the Christian missionaries. The entire discourse which was dominated by the white male perspective was slightly altered when the natives began to write their own history. However, women writers were still absent. It was only in the last decade of the twentieth century that women began documenting their history.  This paper is an attempt to look at the place of the Mizo women in the narrative through a span of a little more than a century and how they have been represented in the history making process. Women have not always been absent but have always had some sort of ‘place’ in the narratives. But even in the more modern historical writings, they have been depicted as mere subjects of history rather than actor or maker of history.

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