Nupi Lan


The women from the Indian state of Manipur have their own word for empowerment - 'Nupi Lan'. This means no less than 'women's war' and twice during the 20th Century they have waged it to fight against exploitation by the imperialist British. And they won! They continue to show the power that comes from collective collaboration by running a women's-only market, featured here:

Yet more proof that through coming together, women can achieve the previously unthinkable.

A market in Jodhupur. Markets around the world are often predominantly run and frequented by women.

Manipur is on the border of India and Myanmar - two countries we plan to visit as part of our year-long trip 'living like locals' across Asia. I hope to absorb some of this inspiring energy that combines a Warrior spirit with the calm insight of Buddha!

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