Orfalea Center Thematic Research Cluster
Global Genders and Sexualities
MATAI in Meiteilon language translates as periphery which echoes the peripherality and marginality of the Global South. The Zine brings to the fore peripheral issues of the Global South vis-à-vis the Global North and also within itself. This issue COVID 19 IN NORTHEAST INDIA documents the impact of COVID 19 in Northeast India, a landlocked and conflict-torn region in India’s periphery. Also a region heavily pervaded by border conflict, drug mafia as well as ethnic, human rights, economic, political and developmental crises remains a complex yet unheard region in Asia. And COVID 19’s impact has intensified existing problems. The stories which are largely undocumented bring forth unheard stories of COVID 19 from the region in the form of short essays, interview, creative expressions, visual arts, photo stories etc. This issue is supported by Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, US.