Phayeng Copper Plates :
The 8th century Copper Plates discovered by W. Yamjao Singh, an
archaeologist of Manipur, recorded and published in 1935 as
Report of Archaeological Studies in Manipur, Bulletin No 1. This
discovery consists of seven sheets of Copper Plates, which together
with some other fragments, were purchased from Loi villages of Phayeng.
The original writing were in archaic Manipuri.
Plan of a Meetei Yumjao :
The Plan of a Meetei Yumjao i.e., pattern
of a traditional Meetei house with Front, Back and Side evaluation,
drawn by M. Madhusudhan Singh.
Silen (Loyumba's code of duties):
Extracts from the well-known text-book on distrbution of labour,
survived from the time of Layamba (1074-1122). The civilization of
Manipur was finally mold into written form in the reign of King
from the Puya, Khumal
Selected texts from the literary work Khumal Puran written by Pandit
Navakhendra Sharma, Bidya Ratna Rajpandit of 18th century. The
original writing was in medieval Meetei.
English rendering from the allegorical work, Numit Kappa, which gives
an account of the shooting of the Sun by a man called Khaai Nongjenba
Piba. Piba suffering difficulties in serving two brother of Moirang
clan, who spoken as two Suns. Piba killed one of them and overwad the
Tale of Khamb Thoibi:
In 15th century AD, Khamba, a prince of the previously routed Khuman
Royal family fell in love with Thoibi - a princess of the Moirang clan
The union have been to the political advantage of both Khumans and
Moirangs ; but the moirang chief resisted on purely personal grounds.
The result was tragic not only for the young lovers but also for the
feuding tribes of Manipur. Over the ages the tale of Khamba and Thoibi
has been a common legendary folk tale among the Bishnupriya Manipuri
and the Meitheis living in and outside Manipur.
Boron Dahanir Ela (Rain Invoking Song, 1450-1700):
The most renowned ancient folk song in Bishnbupriya Manipuri, which
has been handed down through oral tradition. This song was composed at
a time, when the story of the epic became very popular. The song is
addreesed to Soralel, the king of Gods.It is believed that this song
is endowed with the power of calling-forth rain. Accordingly, in times
of dearth, this song is sung at night in chorus by males and females
with a view to calling forth rain.
Soralel Ela (Madai Soralel Song, 1600-1700):
Another renowned ancient folk song in Bishnupriya Manipuri, which has
been handed down through oral tradition. This song was composed during
the last part of Chorai Rongba's reign, i.e., during the first part of
the eighteenth century, when the Vaishnavism of Sri Caitanya entered
into the society, as a result of which a cultural conflict arose
MANIPUR MERGER AGREEMENT:
Agreement made this twenty first day of September 1949 between the
Governor General of India and his Highness, the Maharajah of Manipur.