1st Edition

The Cultural Heritage of Manipur

    516 Pages 92 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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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    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.