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Research Paper | History | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023
Kangla: The Evolution of Culture and Tradition in Manipur
Oinam Premjit Singh
Abstract: The term 'Kangla' is very familiar to all the people of Manipur but, the historical importance of the place is known by a few people in Manipur. In fact, right from the very ancient period 'Kangla' is closely associated with the life style, tradition, and culture of the people of Manipur. It is the cradle of the evolution of culture and tradition of Manipur. There in the tradition and ancient literally texts this place is regarded as the sacred place of the people of Manipur. In one sense this sacred place may also regarded as the nerve centre or the hub for the evolution of the society of Manipur. Indeed, for the people of Manipur 'Kangla' are their history and the history of Manipur is 'Kangla'. However, for quite long time, except some scattered papers, the researchers of this place have not done any piece of major research work on the historical importance of Kangla. On the other hand many groups of people of different colours and outlook have started to look Kangla from their own perspective. The people worked on culture took it as an important site and historians took it as an important historical monument. Methodology: Primary and secondary sources and published and unpublished information pertaining to the present topic is used in the present research work.
Keywords: Kangla, Culture, Tradition
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,
Pages: 916 - 919