The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal has a project to map the cultural heritage of North-East India. One volume is planned on each state. Manipur is one of the unique multi-ethnic states of North-East India which has a complex but distinctive cultural heritage of its own. This book presents the different facets of the cultural heritage of the border state of Manipur ingrained within its historicity, identity and political ecology. This book will be of much value for scholars across the disciplinary frames and pave the way for further research.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Historical Progressions of Manipuri Dance Forms 1. An Overview of Oriental Dance in Manipur: A Brief Survey A. Radhamanbi Devi 2. Rhythms of Manipuri Manoharsai Singing Laipubam Surachandra Sharma 3. Re-Thinking Cultural Heritage: The Sankirtan Tradition of the Raseshori Pala Rekha Konsam 4. Maha Rasa Lila: Its Philosophical and Historical Aspects Yumlembam Gopi Devi 5. Manipuri Dance to Santiniketan: Shaping the Pedagogy of Rabindranritya Sruti Bandopadhay 6. Therapeutic Elements found in Jagoi R"asa L∂la of Manipur Rajkumari Geetanjali Devi 7. Problems of Manipuri Dance with Reference to Classical Manipuri Solo Dance Sinam Basu Singh 8. Dances of Manipur (Vaishnava and Pre- Vaishnava Period) Yaikhom Hemanta Kumar
Part II: Performing Art Heritage 9. Manipuri Diaspora and Rabindranath Tagore: Their Contribution and Nationalization of Manipuri Dance Khangembam Khoni 10. Nata Sankirtana and Manipuri Society M. Thoiba Singh 11. The Perfoming Arts of Manipur Kshetrimayum Amita Devi
Part III: Literary Heritage 12. Manuscripts Deterioration and their Preservation in Manipur Laishram Sadhana Devi 13. Manuscripts, Rare Books and Archival Materials as Literary Heritage of Manipur: Need for Preservation for Future Generations Salam Binoy Singh and Ibohal Singh 14. The Old Stone Inscriptions of Manipur with Special Reference to Konthoujam Lairemma Stone Inscription Ratna Mutum 15. Literary Heritage of Manipur Pukhrambam Memory Devi
Part IV: Culinary Heritage 16. Entomophagy: A Culinary Heritage of Manipur K. Grace KOM and M.c. Arunkumar 17. Ethnic Food Preparation of Vaiphei Tribes of Manipur H. Sorojini Devi and Kamlenthang Khongsai 18. Culture and Food Heritage of the Meiteis with special reference to Kang Festival Rabikanta Singh and S. Sumanta Singh 19. Chakluk: A Culinary Heritage of Manipur with South and Southeast Asian Flavours Ngangom Jayshree Devi 20. Food Heritage of the Vaiphei in Manipur Th. Rabikanta Singh and Y. Biladini Devi
Part V: Heritage of the Social and Religious Festivals 21. Anoirol: A Deep Root of Lai Haraoba and its Socio-Philosophical Aspect A. Chanchan Devi 22. Lui Ngai-Ni: A Festival of Manipuri Nagas Aheibam Koireng Singh 23. Study of the Lai Haraoba: Cultural Heritage of Manipur Akoijam Ranjita Devi 24. Establishment of Cultural Resource Centre In The Shrines of Umanglai: A Proposal Thounaojam Ruhichand
Part VI: Folklore Heritage of Manipur 25. Hao-laa: Cultural Heritage in Tangkhul Naga Society Wonchipem K.S. and M.C. ArunKumar 26. The Kabui (Rongmei) Folk Song of Manipur Gaihemlu Kamei 27. Reconstructing Cultural Heritage through Oral Traditions of the Meiteis of Manipur Narendra Singh 28. Folk Tales and Ethnic Heritage: A Study among the Meitei Community of Manipur Chungkham Supriya Devi
Part VII: Religious Beliefs and Practices 29. Tarpan Katpa: A Way of Ancestor Worship in Khurkhul (A Case Study) Ngathem Pungfa Singh 30. Situating Culture Sans Religious Belief: Culture of the Zeliangrong Christians Kamei Samson 31. Cultural Heritage of Rongmei Tribe with Reference to Dance, Religion and Festival Peter Panmei and Rabikanta Singh
Part VIII: Visual and Martial Art forms 32. The Painting Heritage of Manipur Thoidingjam Tombi
Part IX: Socio-Economic and Cultural Institutions 33. Tawmngaihna as the Basis of Communitarian Way of Life: A Simte Perspective Esther Lalremkim and Jibon kumar Singh 34. Gender, Longshim (Dormitory) and Modern Educational Institution R.V. Khanchuila 5. Megalithic Heritage in Manipur: A Recent Study Potshangbam Binodini Devi 36. Origin of Market in Traditional Manipur Okram Sanahanbi Devi 37. Traditional Dress and its Cultural Significance: A Case Study of the Chiru Tribe in Manipur Hosea Thanglen and Lorho Mary Maheo
Sanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei teaches in the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University.
Sarit K. Chaudhuri is Professor in the Department of Anthropology, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh. He was former Director of IGRMS, Bhopal and worked in AnSI, Shillong.
M.C. Arunkumar teaches in the Department of Anthropology, Manipur University, Manipur.