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Mirabai is Meetei, and a champion. Stop using her name to suit your cause

Saikhom Mirabai Chanu brought silver for India from Tokyo. She instantly became a national pride, ‘Desh ki beti’ and the country awoke (metaphorically and literally) to its ghost – Manipur. But why was there so much celebration in the country for her silver? Affirmation of Mirabai’s Meetei identity as a way of resistance is lost […]