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Bishnupriya literary and cultural fest in February

Post Bureau
Guwahati, Jan 29

In order to develop Bishnupriya Manipuri language, literature and culture through literary and cultural exchanges, the Bishnupriya Manipuri Writers’ Forum (BMWF) is going to hold an international Bishnupriya Manipuri literary and cultural festival on February 18 and 19 this year in Guwahati.

The festival, to be organised in the district library auditorium in Guwahati, will be participated by litterateurs and cultural troupes from Bangladesh, Tripura and Manipur, besides Assam.

Addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Sunday, BMWF president Dils Lakshmindra Sinha said that, besides other programmes, the cultural troupe from Bangladesh to be headed by Subashis Samir would stage two Bishnupriya Manipuri dramas — Kohe Birangana, based on Michael Madhusudan Dutta’s Birangana Kabya, and Debatar Gras of RN Tagore.

Dils Sinha further said that the festival would have diverse discussions and seminars on language, literature and culture on both the days when a number of artistes, including Guru Haricharan Sinha of Shillong, poet Brojendra Sinha of Hailakandi, litterateur Ranjit Sinha of Bangladesh, Samarjit Sinha of Tripura and Kalasena Sinha of Karimganj, among others, would be felicitated.

“The initiative is to preserve Bishnupriya Manipuri rlanguage that has been categorised as an endangered language by Unesco. Bishnupriya Manipuri writers, litterateurs, artistes, intellectuals and social workers across the globe will participate in the festival,” said Sinha.

The Bishnupriya Manipuris are scattered in various places in the Northeastern region and also in some parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

They have two dialects — Rajar Gang (King’s village) and Madai Gang (Queen’s village).
There are about two lakhs Bishnupriya Manipuris in Assam.

According to Dils Sinha, Bishnupriya Manipuri literature is not lagging much behind among the major literatures of the Northeastern states when viewed from quality.

Courtesy: Seven Sisters Post (


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