Marup, an Ethnic Minority Newspaper of Tripura: A Journey to Ethnic Society Revivalism

R.K. Lilapati Devi


Marup is a Manipuri  weekly newspaper published from Agartala and widely read among  the Manipuri people residing in Assam, Tripura and Bangladesh. Some of the functions of ethnic minority media are to preserve minority people’s cultural identity and language; bring community cohesion and act as a mouthpiece for the minority to the government or the authority. The study has found  that Marup  possess the characteristics  of a literary-cultural newspaper, rather than focusing its contents on socio-political issues which a mainstream newspaper usually does. This newspaper is redefining the normative structure of an ethnic minority media in the midst of a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic state of Tripura, India.

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