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About this book:

  • ISBN: 978 190 452 4854 (paperback)

  • Published 2011

  • Price £12.00 + postage

  • 324 pages

  • Illustrated with 9 photographs

About this Book:
This volume contains articles on Manipur published between 1979 and 2005 by Saroj Nalini Arambam Parratt and John Parratt. It also includes three previously unpublished papers. The topics covered include Meetei religion and culture, and political movements in Manipur. The volume is published as a memorial tribute to the late Dr Saroj Arambam Parratt.
Saroj Nalini Arambam was born in Imphal, Manipur, and studied at the Universities of Calcutta and London. She obtained her doctorate from the Australian National University. She lectured at several universities in Africa and was an honorary professor of Manipur University. At the time of her death she was an honorary research fellow of the Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing at the University of Birmingham. Her books include The Religion of Manipur (Calcutta 1980), and The Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur, original text, translation and notes vol. 1 (London and Delhi 2005), vol. 2 (Delhi 2009), vol. 3 (Delhi, forthcoming). Together with her husband she also wrote Queen Empress vs. Tikendrajit, the Anglo-Manipur Conflict of 1891 (Delhi 1992) and The Pleasing of the Gods, Meetei Lai Haraoba (Delhi 1997).
John Parratt was previously Professor of Third World Theologies at the University of Birmingham. He has taught and researched extensively in Africa and the Pacific, and also in Manipur. He is the author of numerous books on the interaction of religion, culture and politics in the developing world. Besides the two books jointly authored with his late wife, he has also edited Notes on Meithei (Manipuri) Customs and Beliefs by J.C. Higgins (Ministry of Arts and Culture, Imphal 1998) and published Wounded Land: Politics and Identity in Modern Manipur (Delhi 2005).





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