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Tai Lai of Manipur

Present and Past
Ch. Dina & Kh. Biren
Type: Print Book
Genre: History
Language: English
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This book describes the identity of Lai people settled in Manipur as Tai ethnic. The story is based on evidence such as written scriptures, records, and present practice of cultural elements. There must be more Lai people in Manipur but the present study focuses on two villages as a case study due to lack of research resources. It is hoped that scholars could find those Lai communities that settled once upon a time in Manipur but presently perceived as a vanished group of people.

About the Author

Dina Chingakham
Born and grew up in Manipur. He went to C. C. Hr. Secondary School. After that, he finished BSc. & M.A (Geography) from the University of Delhi. He moved to Thailand and finished his Graduate Diploma in Education from Ramkhamhaeng University (Thailand) and M.Ed. from Rangsit University, Thailand. While writing this book, he is an Ed.D (Doctor of Education) research scholar at Rangsit University, Thailand and works as a regular teacher at Pathumwilai School (a higher secondary) in Thailand. He has taught in Cambodia and Thailand at university, high schools, and at primary school for 17-18 years. He traveled and observed the education and cultural similarities of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Hong Kong that helped to compare Lai culture and those in Southeast Asia. His other works include research on the Effect of Internet-Based Homework in learning English and four books such as 1. Finding the Roots: Andro and Sengmai Community; 2. The Lai of Manipur (English edition.); and a translated Manipuri version of The Lai of Manipur titled as 3. Lai Khongul Leeba. 4. Tai Lai Ngasi Amadi Yelhoungei is a Manipur edition of the current book, all available on; website. He lives with his wife, Kh. Sunita, and two young kids- a daughter and a son.

Biren Khwairakpam
He is a native of Lai Awang Sengmai village. He grew up practicing and observing his own culture and he actively participates in village social functions. He is also engaging actively trying to preserve the old culture of his society. He was an engineer by profession. He has been working with the culture research of Sengmai, a group that investigates the culture of Sengmai. He is a co-writer of the following books; 1. Finding the Roots: Andro and Sengmai Community; 2. The Lai of Manipur ;( and a translated Manipuri version of this book titled as) 3. Lai Khongul Leeba, and 4. Tai Lai Ngasi Amadi Yelhoungei. He lives with his wife Kh. Subadani.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 111
Dimensions: 5.83"x8.27"
Interior Pages: B&W
Binding: Paperback (Perfect Binding)
Availability: In Stock (Print on Demand)

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