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ON MANIPURI CULTURE
The Asia Society, 2000, 2004

"When a Manipuri infant begins to flex its tiny fingers, as all infants do, its doting parents say it has begun to dance. Everyone learns to becomes an artist at an early age."

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MYSTERY OF A MANUSCRIPT 
The controversy over a forged manuscript on Manipuri dance by Kolkata's late Guru Bipin Singh. A bizarre but illuminating case of the framing of Manipuri dance in the formation of the modern culture of India.

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BLOG: It is only my opinion
but it is very true.

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ABOUT MANIPUR
This brief on Manipur was written for The Asia Society's website to provide background information for the 2000 US debut of theater director Ratan Thiyam and his Chorus Repertory Theatre. It was slightly modified for the Manipur Field Trip of 2004.

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WHAT IS THE PROBLEM IN MANIPUR?
The Manipur Field Trip, 2004

"This Q&A was written for people who lead busy lives and bring widely different levels of background information to the issues in Manipur. It is written for the traveled, humanitarian cosmopolitan who is sympathetic to plight, but can spare little time and mental space to digest the details and names of yet another area of ethnic conflict."

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