The capital of Manipur is Imphal. The city of Imphal has a population of about 918,739. The average literacy rate of the city is about 90%. Hinduism is the major religion of Imphal comprising of about 70% of the total population.
Languages: Meeteilon, English
The State of Manipur
The state of Manipur is a north-eastern state of India. It shares its borders with Nagaland, Mizoram and Assam. It also shares its borders with Myanmar. The state covers an area of about 22,327.
History of Manipur
British Empire had annexed Manipur in the Indian subcontinent and granted it the status of the princely state. Manipur has significant history during the World War 2. Many fierce battles had taken place in Manipur between the British Indian forces and the Japanese forces during the World War 2. The Japanese were defeated and this was the turning point of the war.
After the independence of India, Manipur was established as a separate democratic nation via the Manipur Constitution Act of 1947. The Maharaja acted as executive head. There many attempts from Myanmar to invade Manipur. This prompted the then Maharaja of Manipur, Maharaja Bodhchandra to sign the instrument of accession with India. The instrument was signed in 1949 in Shillong and thereafter Manipur became a state of India.
There have been many insurgent risings in Manipur. The first was the United National Liberation Front. It was founded in 1964. Its objective was to gain independence from India and establish Manipur as a new country.
From 1980– 2004, the Indian government alluded to Manipur as an irritated territory. This term (assigned by the Ministry of Home Affairs or a state representative) alludes to a domain where uncommon laws under the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act can be utilized. The laws enable the military to treat private and open spaces in a similar way, keep people up to 24 hours with boundless reestablishments, to perform warrantless quests, and to shoot and kill people that violate laws, convey weapons, or assemble in gatherings bigger than four just as giving lawful invulnerability to the military.
Economy of Manipur
The 2012– 2013 gross state residential result of Manipur at market costs was about ₹10,188 crore (US$1.4 billion). Its economy is fundamentally agribusiness, ranger service, house, and exchange-driven. Manipur goes about as India’s “Door toward the East” through Moreh and Tamu towns, the land course for exchange among India and Burma and other Southeast Asian nations. Manipur has the most noteworthy number of painstaking work units and the most noteworthy number of craftspersons in the north-eastern district of India.
Agriculture is an important part of the economy of Manipur. The state’s climate and soil types make it suitable for horticulture. The major cash crops of Manipur include Lychee, cashew, walnut, plum, pear, pineapple and orange.
Culture of Manipur
The Manipur Dance is counted among the major Indian classical dance forms. It is also called as Jagoi. This dance comprises of performances based on Raslila, a dance drama of Radha and Krishna.