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Description - The Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur - Cheitharon Kumpapa by Saroj N. Arambam Parratt

The Cheitharon Kumpapa is the Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur, a small formerly independent state situated on the Indian border with Myanmar. The Cheitharon Kumpapa is a court account of the state, which claims to record events from the founding of the ruling dynasty in 33 CE. This dynasty continued until the abolition of the monarchy after the merger of the state with India in 1949. The document is thus probably the oldest chronicle in the region, written on hand made Meetei (Manipuri) paper made from tree bark in locally made ink with a quill or a bamboo pen. All in all it comprises more than 3000 leaves. This volume contains a copy of the original text of the Cheitharon Kumpapa , which is authorised by the Palace and the English translation from the original composed in archaic Manipuri script ( Meetei Mayek ). Explanatory notes and a glossary complement this interesting source of information. Scholars working on East and South Asia will find this volume enlightening and the text will be useful for those readers engaged in social anthropology, religious history, archaeology, human geography and linguistics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415344302
ISBN-10: 0415344301
Format: Hardback
(246mm x 174mm x mm)
Pages: 316
Imprint: RoutledgeCurzon
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Apr-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Saroj N. Arambam Parratt

Saroj N. Arambam Parratt is Honorary Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Research in Arts and Social Science and of the Department of Theology, University of Birmingham.