IJLLL 2021 Vol.7(3): 140-143 ISSN: 2382-6282
DOI: 10.18178/IJLLL.2021.7.3.301

Manipuri Lores: Folktales, Cultural History and Anthologies

Yaisna Rajkumari
Abstract—The paper will establish a connection between folktales and the cultural history of a region, particularly with respect to the Indian state of Manipur. It is premised on the belief that a study of folktales can alert us not only to the various interconnections between folktales and the cultural history of a place but also help analyse the dynamics of the publication of the anthologies of folktales in relation to this cultural history. The paper will include analyses of Meitei and tribal tales pertaining to the nationalist phase and contemporary period in the history of the North Eastern Indian state of Manipur and look at how in the past few years, compilers and translators have incorporated versions of tales different from the earlier anthologies, establishing a direct link between the tales and the times of their publication.

Index Terms—Folklore, manipur, cultural history, folktales.

The author is with the Department of English, Stella Maris College, Chennai, India (e-mail: haze.lilly14@gmail.com).

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Cite:Yaisna Rajkumari, "Manipuri Lores: Folktales, Cultural History and Anthologies," International Journal of Languages, Literature and Linguistics vol. 7, no. 3, pp. 140-143, 2021.

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