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Dr Pum Khan Pau

Designation: Associate Professor

Specialization: Frontiers and Borderlands history, Military history, Modern Indian history, History of Northeast India and Southeast Asia


Email: pkpau45 [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

MA, PhD (History)

Name: Dr Pum Khan Pau

Contact email : pkpau45 [AT] manipuruniv.ac.in

Educational Qualification : MA, PhD (History)

Present position : Associate Professor, Department of History, Manipur University.

Award/Fellowship : Raman Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2014-15)

Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

Research Interests : Frontiers and Borderlands history, Military history, Modern Indian history, History of Northeast India and Southeast Asia

Latest Publications



1. Pum Khan Pau, Indo-Burma Frontier and the Making of the Chin Hills: Empire and Resistance, London: Routledge, 2020.



1. Pum Khan Pau, ‘Imperial transportation in British Asia: Burma 1941-41’, History: Reviews of New Books, Routledge, 48:1, 24-25 DOI: 10.1080/03612759.2020.1697316

2. --------------‘Behind the enemy lines: British-led guerrilla operations in the Indo-Burma frontier during the Second World War’, Small Wars and Insurgencies vol. 30, no. 2, 2019.

3. ----------------,’Transborder people, connected history: Border and relationships in the Indo-Burma borderlands’ Journal of Borderlands Studies https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2018.1438914.

4. --------------,‘Reconfigured frontier: British policy towards the Chin-Lushai Hills, 1881-1898’, NEHU Journal, vol. 16, no. 1, January-June 2018.

5. --------------,‘Disarmament and Resistance in Colonial Burma: A Case Study of the Chin Hills’, Journal of Burma Studies vol. 21 no.2, December 2017.

6. --------------,‘Situating Local Events in Geo-Political Struggles between the British and Japanese empires: the Politics of Zo Participation during the Second World War’, in Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History, vol. 42, No. 2, 2014, pp. 667-692 (Routledge).

7. ---------------,‘Tedim Road- the strategic road on a frontier: A historical analysis’, Strategic Analysis, Vol. 36, No. 5, September 2012, pp. 776-786, (refereed published by Routledge), ISSN 0970-0161 print/ ISSN 1754-0054 online.

8. ----------------,‘Rethinking Religious Conversion: Missionary endeavour and indigenous response among the Zo (Chin) of the India-Burma borderland’, Journal of Religion and Society, Vol. 14, 2012, pp.1-17, (http://moses.creighton.edu/jrs/toc/current.html) (Refereed, published by Kripke Center), ISSN 1522-5668.

9. ----------------,‘Administrative Rivalries on a Frontier: Problem of the Chin-Lushai hills’, Indian Historical Review, Vol. XXXIV, No.1 (January 2007) pp. 187-209, (Refereed, published by Sage), ISSN 03769836


Book chapters

1. Pum Khan Pau, ‘The “Haka Uprising” in the Chin Hills, 1917-18’, Jangkhomang Guite and Thongkholal Haokip ed. The Anglo-Kuki War, 1917-1919: A Frontier Uprising Against Imperialism During World War I, London: Routledge, 2019.

2. -------------------,‘Propaganda and indigenous response during the Second World War: The case of the Zo people of Indo-Burma borderland’, Sajal Nag and Ishrat Alam ed. Blending Nation and Region, New Delhi: Primus publication 2017.

3. -----------------,‘Colonial modernity and the making of identity: A preliminary study of the Zo’, Sangita Saikia ed. Studies in Globalisation and Tribal Life in India, New Delhi: Lakshi, 2015, pp. 79-95.

4. -----------------,‘Colonialism vs Chieftainship: The Making of the Colonial “Agent” in Chin Hills’, in S. Thianlalmuan Ngaihte and L.T. Sasang Guite (ed) Democratisation Process in North East India: Some issues and challenges, New Delhi: Gyan Publisher, 2014, pp.211-225.

5. -----------------,‘The Sukte Paramountcy in Northern Chin Hills’, K. Robin (ed.) Chin: History, Culture and Identity, New Delhi: Dominant publisher, 2009, pp. 128-147. ISBN 81-7888-6995.