CONTENTS:- 1. Tipaimukh: past, present and future. 2. Oh! Tipaimukh: my personal reminiscences. 3. How far the Tipaimukh HE project would be beneficial to Manipur. 4. Tipaimukh Dam: a boon or a curse?. 5. Tipaimukh Dam: from a Rustic view of a soldier. 6. Tipaimukh Dam and the Forgotten issues. 7. Open debate on Tipaimukh Dam. 8. Dam as a metaphor of development. 9. Protection of indigenous land rights: need for touching the emotional chords of the Hmars in Tipaimuk. 10. Indigenous knowledge system: identity, freedom and Tipaimukh Dam. 11. Indigenous perception of land: the case of the Tipaimukh areas. 12. Tipaimukh Dam and the Zelingrong Nagas: Hopes and fear. 13. Tipaimukh Dama nd the Hmars: Hopes and fear. 14. Responses to the Tipaimukh Dam: an assessment. 15. Tipaimukh Dam and T. Khuma’s verdant hill. 16. Tipaimukh Dam: Boon or Doom. 17. Towards the protection of Indigenous land rights: the case of Tipaimukh Areas. 18. Joint ownership in the creation of development assets with reference to Tipaimukh Dam. 19. The issues of displacement and rehabilitation in the construction of Tipaimukh Dam: an analysis. 20. Hmar Inpui’s response to the Tipaimukh Dam: a discussion.
The book has highlighted both the positive and the negative aspects of the controversial Tipaimukh dam. Majority of the contributors are the local intellectuals from Tipaimukh area, who have freely expressed their opinions on the dam. It is an essential reading for concerned ministries under the governments in North East India including the implementing agencies, NGOs and scholars seeking an historical insight into the dam and its ecological environmental, socio economic and political impacts.