The book: Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur

With over 300 Photographs, illustrations, and text by Byron Aihara, Dance Music and Ritual in Manipur, is the first in depth English language cultural study on the indigenous faith and performing arts of the Meitei and Chakpa community in the Northeast Indian state of Manipur. The project has received the support and blessing of the most respected elders and artists living in Manipur today. Acknowledgments include Padma Shree awardee, Oja Khangembam Mangi, esteemed Maibi (female shaman) Ima Dhoni Amaibi, LAIHUI (center for traditional arts), and the JN Manipur Dance Academy.

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The book is being distributed in India by the New Delhi bookseller, ADARSH BOOKS, they can take bulk commercial orders (from bookstores and individuals). Enquire to: | P: +91 11 23246131, +91 11 23246131

For inquires and questions send me an email: byron.aihara at


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Byron Aihara is the administrator creator producer of Seven Sisters Music and Chandela Productions.