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Thursday, 12 December 2013

The Meeteis of Manipur: A Study in Human Geography

Title: The Meeteis of Manipur: A Study in Human Geography
Author: Dr. Saikhom Gopal Singh
ISBN: 978-93-82395-21-8
Publisher: Ruby Press & Co.
First Edition: August, 2015
Language: English
Binding: Hard Cover

About the Book:
The unique geographical condition of Manipur was to a great extent responsible for development of a unique culture and traditions in Meeteis are quite isolated from the rest of the world. The Meeteis culture is a separate culture by itself although it is confined to a pocket of humanity small in number, and settled in a part of the globe surrounded on all sides by hills and mountains. The present book to analyse the richest cultural heritage of Meeteis are the product of various forces--- Native, Aryanism from the West and the Mongoloid from the Eastern countries.

The book is divided in nine chapters devoted to the study of origin and evolution, clans, Religious, Cultural Heritage, social customs, impact of other cultures, settlement pattern and problems and planning etc.

About the Author:
Dr. Saikhom Gopal Singh, born in December, 1948 at Nambol Sabal Leikai, Nambol, Bishnupur District, Manipur, obtained his Matriculation from Nambol High School, Nambol, under Assam Board, Assam, in 1968, Graduation from D.M. College, Imphal, under Gauhati University, Assam, in 1972, Master’s Degree in Geography from Banaras Hindu University, Vanarasi, U.P., in 1975, Ph.D. Degree from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar, in “Population Geography”, 1987 and D.Litt. Degree from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar, in “Human Geography”, 1995. Dr. Singh is the first to receive D.Litt. Degree from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, in the faculty of Geography and also in North East India.

Formerly, he was the Principal of Kha-Manipur (Govt.) College, Kakching; and Modern College (Govt.), Imphal. Presently, he is the Principal of Nambol L. Sanoi (govt.) College, Nambol.

He got many educational Awards in State, National and International Level. He is also an author in Manipuri Literature and also a life Fellow of different Geographical Societies of India.

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