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Shashikanta Meitei

Sunday, March 1, 2020 History
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Origin of the Meiteis
- Part 1 -

By: Dr J Rimai



The Land

According to the literature review, Manipur was an independent kingdom before the colonization by the British Empire (Singh 2004, 4). However, the extent of the so-called Manipur border is in debate. Some scholars believe that it reached... Read more
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Shaheed Minar Imphal Shaheed Minar was built in the memory of martyrs who laid down their lives during the fight against British in the Anglo-Manipur war of 1891. In an attempt to inject fear into the people thereby avoiding any more uprisings for Learn More...

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Puya Meithaba (Burning of Puyas) Meetei PuYas and early literature vividly record the details of Meitei ethno-dispersion and dispersal of the Meetei outsides the geography of present Manipur into the neighbouring countries in Asia. A study of the Pu Learn More...

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Sambal-Lei Sekpil Sambal-Lei Sekpil is the world's tallest topiary. Created by Moirangthem Okendra Kumbi, it is modelled in the shape of a series of open umbrellas and spheres. Okendra started mending the Sambal-Lei in 1983, originally planted Learn More...