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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BySanjenbam Yaiphaba Meitei

part Part I|85 pages

Historical Progressions of Manipuri Dance Forms

chapter Chapter 1|10 pages

An Overview of Oriental Dance in Manipur: A Brief Survey

ByA. Radhamanbi Devi

chapter Chapter 2|14 pages

Rhythms of Manipuri Manoharsai Singing

ByLaipubam Surachandra Sharma

chapter Chapter 4|7 pages

Maha Rasa Lila: Its Philosophical and Historical Aspects

ByYumlembam Gopi Devi

chapter Chapter 5|15 pages

Manipuri Dance in Santiniketan: Shaping the Pedagogy of Rabindranritya

BySruti Bandopadhay

chapter Chapter 6|8 pages

Therapeutic Elements Found in Jagoi Rāsā Līlā of Manipur

ByRajkumari Geetanjali Devi

chapter Chapter 7|9 pages

Problems of Manipuri Dance with Reference to Classical Manipuri Solo Dance

BySinam Basu Singh

chapter Chapter 8|9 pages

Dances of Manipur: Vaishnava and Pre-Vaishnava Periods

ByYaikhom Hemanta Kumar

part Part II|32 pages

Performing Art Heritage

chapter Chapter 10|8 pages

Nata Sankirtana and Manipuri Society

ByM. Thoiba Singh

chapter Chapter 11|12 pages

The Performing Arts of Manipur

ByKshetrimayum Amita Devi

part Part III|52 pages

Literary Heritage

chapter Chapter 12|14 pages

Manuscripts Deterioration and their Preservation in Manipur

ByLaishram Sadhana Devi

chapter Chapter 15|12 pages

Literary Heritage of Manipur

ByPukhrambam Memory Devi

part Part IV|73 pages

Culinary Heritage

chapter Chapter 16|15 pages

Entomophagy: A Culinary Heritage of Manipur

ByGrace K. Kom, M.C. Arunkumar

chapter Chapter 17|13 pages

Ethnic Food Preparation of Vaiphei Tribes of Manipur

BySorojini H. Devi, Kamlenthang Khongsai

chapter Chapter 18|12 pages

Culture and Food Heritage of the Meiteis with Special Reference to Kang Festival

ByRabikanta Singh, S. Sumanta Singh

chapter Chapter 19|12 pages

Chakluk: A Culinary Heritage of Manipur with South and Southeast Asian Flavours

ByNgangom Jayshree Devi

chapter Chapter 20|17 pages

Food Heritage of the Vaiphei in Manipur

ByRabikanta Singh, Y. Biladini Devi

part Part V|43 pages

Heritage of the Social and Religious Festivals

chapter Chapter 21|7 pages

Anoirol: A Deep Root of Lai Haraoba and its Socio-Philosophical Aspect

ByA. Chanchan Devi

chapter Chapter 22|9 pages

Lui-Ngai-Ni: A Festival of Manipuri Nagas

ByAheibam Koireng Singh

chapter Chapter 23|11 pages

Study of the Lai Haraoba: Cultural Heritage of Manipur

ByAkoijam Ranjita Devi

chapter Chapter 24|11 pages

Establishment of Cultural Resource Centre in the Shrines of Umanglai: A Proposal

ByThounaojam Ruhichand

part Part VI|53 pages

Folklore Heritage of Manipur

chapter Chapter 25|8 pages

Hao-laa: Cultural Heritage in Tangkhul Naga Society

ByK.S. Wonchipem, M.C. Arunkumar

chapter Chapter 26|19 pages

The Kabui (Rongmei) Folk Song of Manipur

ByGaihemlu Kamei

chapter Chapter 28|15 pages

Folk Tales and Ethnic Heritage: A Study among the Meitei Community of Manipur

ByChungkham Supriya Devi

part Part VII|49 pages

Religious Beliefs and Practices

chapter Chapter 29|8 pages

Tarpan Katpa: A Way of Ancestor Worship in Khurkhul (A Case Study)

ByNgathem Pungfa Singh

chapter Chapter 30|22 pages

Situating Culture Sans Religious Belief: Culture of the Zeliangrong Christians

ByKamei Samson

chapter Chapter 31|17 pages

Cultural Heritage of Rongmei Tribe with Reference to Dance, Religion and Festival

ByRabikanta Singh, Peter Panmei

part Part VIII|17 pages

Visual and Martial Art Forms

chapter Chapter 32|15 pages

The Painting Heritage of Manipur

ByThoidingjam Tombi

part Part IX|72 pages

Socio-Economic and Cultural Institutions

chapter Chapter 33|13 pages

Tawmngaihna as the Basis of Communitarian Way of Life: A Simte Perspective

ByEsther Lalremkim, Jibon Kumar Singh

chapter Chapter 34|8 pages

Gender, Longshim (Dormitory) and Modern Educational Institution

ByR. V. Khanchuila

chapter Chapter 35|32 pages

Megalithic Heritage in Manipur: A Recent Study

ByPotshangbam Binodini Devi

chapter Chapter 36|5 pages

Origin of Market in Traditional Manipur

ByOkram Sanahanbi Devi

chapter Chapter 37|10 pages

Traditional Dress and its Cultural Significance: A Case Study of the Chiru Tribe in Manipur

ByHosea Thanglen, Lorho Mary Maheo