Overview of Manipur

Manipur is a state in northern India, with the city of Imphal as its capital. The condition is sometimes called by other names such as Kangleipak and Meeteileipak .It is bounded by Nagaland in the north, Mizoram to the south and Assam to the west. Burma to the east. The state covers an area of 22,327 square kilometers (8.621 sq km). Its inhabitants are Nagas, Meeteis, Kuki, Hmar, Gorkhali  Pangal, and Bishnupriya Manipuri, those who speak different types of Sino-Tibetan languages. Manipur was at the crossroads of economic and cultural exchanges in Asia for over 2500 years. It has long connected the Indian subcontinent in South Asia, allowing the migration of peoples, cultures and religions. He also witnessed many wars, including the fight against during the Second World War.

Government of Manipur

Manipur has been known through the ages as Kangleipak or Meeteileipak as well as over twenty other names. wrote that Sanamahi Laikan Manipur new nomenclature was adopted in the eighteenth century during the reign of Meidingu Pamheiba. According Sakok Lamlen, the region had different names in different eras. During the period Hayachak, it was known as mayai Koiren poirei namthak saronpung or Tilli Koktong Ahanba and in the period Khunungchak Meera Pongthoklam. During Langbachak era, it became Tilli Koktong Leikoiren and finally Muwapalli to Konnachak time.

Neighboring cultures had different names for Manipur and its inhabitants. Shan and called Pong Cassay area Kathe Burmese and Assamese Meklee. The first treaty between the British East India Company and Meidingu Chingthangkhomba (Bhagyachandra) signed in the year 1762, the kingdom was recorded as Meckley. This Bhagyachandra and his successors issued etched parts “Manipureshwar” or “Lord of Manipur” and the name Meckley was discarded. Later, the sanskritisation work, Dharani Samhita (1825-1834) popularized the legends about the origin of the name of Manipur