Lost Footsteps
Lost Footsteps
"Northeast East India" is almost a mirror image of Myanmar

"Northeast East India" is almost a mirror image of Myanmar

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When most people in Myanmar think of "India" they naturally think of the country's centuries old connections across the Bay of Bengal, to South India (where Buddhism in Myanmar likely originated), Bengal, and places further afield. They rarely think of the 40 million people of "Northeast East India" (Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, and Sikkhim) which is some ways is almost a mirror image of Myanmar, with its central Brahmaputra valley, its surrounding uplands, its history of British colonialism and subsequent ethnic-based rebellions. This is a photograph of Carol Humtsoe, an fashion model from Nagaland, one of many successful young people now emerging from the region and onto the international stage.

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