A Glimpse Of Epigraphical Records In Manipur

  • M. Ninghaiba Singha Lecturer, Patharkandi College of Education, Patharkandi (B.Ed College) & Research Scholar, Assam University, Silchar.
  • Th. Kanchan Bala Singha Assistant Profesor, Department of Manipuri, Srikishan Sarda College, Hailakandi, Assam
  • M. Ningamba Singha Assistant Professor, Department Of History, Patharkandi College, Patharkandi, Karimganj, Assam
Keywords: Epigraphy, Manipur and Records

Abstract

Epigraphy, the study of inscriptions and coins came under the umbrella of archaeology, but they are subjects of specialized study in their own right. The study of inscriptions is known as epigraphy. An inscription is any writing that is engraved on something stone, wood, metal, ivory plaques, bronze statutes, bricks, clay shells, pottery etc. These epigraphic evidences gave a good opportunity in the study of ancient history and literature. In Manipur a few records are found, which belong to the ancient historical period. For example the stone inscriptions discovered from different parts of Manipur like Khoibu, Konthoujam Lairemma, Nagaprum Chingjin, Ningel, Leishangkhong, 1st Bn. Manipur Rifles etc. These inscriptions deals with the clan, tribe’s origin, culture, religion, order of kings, tribal taboos, customary laws and historical events. All the stones of early period are written in the archaic Manipuri script except some stones, which are written in Devnagari as well as Bengali script of later ancient period. The contents of the stone inscriptions found in Manipur vary from area to area. Thus the paper tries to focus on glimpse of the above mentioned Epigraphical records found in the different areas of Manipur.

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Th. Kanchan Bala Singha, Assistant Profesor, Department of Manipuri, Srikishan Sarda

College, Hailakandi, Assam.

M. Ningamba Singha, Assistant Professor, Department Of History, Patharkandi College,

Patharkandi, Karimganj, Assam.

M. Ninghaiba Singha, Lecturer, Patharkandi College of Education (B.Ed College),

Patharkandi, Karimganj, Assam. Email id: nmeisanam@gmail.com, Ph:

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Published
2018-01-02
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