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Bishnupriya Manipuri politics: Dola-doli

At this time when the whole world, India in particular, is marching ahead what is the role of petty, disgraceful, insipid and pot-holed "Dola-doli" politics has to play with the future of the Bishnupriya Manipuri community?

By BN Sinha

Our country India is regarded as the largest democracy in the world, to be precise it is a “Secular Socialist Democratic Republic”. We are witnessing an ocean of change taking place in every sphere of mankind that includes social, economical, environmental etc. We are also making a significant mark on the sectors of IT, ITES, R&D and very recently in the manufacturing sector, we have registered a record growth of 12.3% much above the international growth average.

India is definitely on the road to progress and prosperity as the per capita income has also risen phenomenally as it is already been predicted by the experts that India can expect one of the highest pay hike in the world @ 14.1% nearly 10% above local inflation, where as global salaries are expected to rise by an average of 6% in 2008 , according to a study by Mercer.

Every sector is registering a significant rise or improvement but the only sector which has been deteriorated over the years is the orthodox nature of the peoples’ mindset towards the politico religious perceptions.

Refer to the Bishnupriya Manipuri community which is also actively participating in all the developmental sectors. There is a surge in the per capita income as rural Bishnupriya Manipuri villages also witnessing a remarkable infrastructural developments. Nevertheless, people of the villages are still engrossed with the same old disgraceful, insipid, un-developmental politics, which we the Bishnupriya Manipuri  community better know as “Dola-doli”.

It is very infuriating that even the modern educated villagers are also involved into these kind of contemptible politics. We all are familiar with the famous Bishnupriya Manipuri  words, “ Ghagara dol, Chenkuri dol, Uttar shiyor, Dakkhin shiyor etc.

Irony is that in the age of computers and laser lights of the 21st century, our villagers are still in continuation with the petty pot-holed politics. This is, definitely, adversely effecting to the thread of rural – urban Bishnupriya Manipuri  relationship as the urban Bishnupriya Manipuri community thinks otherwise. All these facts certainly creates distance between the rural and urban Bishnupriya Manipuri  as far as the mindset and social outlook is concerned, likewise the one the whole nation is facing the vast difference in politico religious perception between the rural and the urban.

Are we, the Bishnupriya Manipuri  community have also fallen on the same line… or can we make a difference to adopt only the positive part of the growing economic insurrection and get rid of all those dirty politics, where there would be more of fraternity and harmony among all, in order to make a resurgent and dominant Bishnupriya Manipuri  community to place ourselves on the frontline of the 21st century leaders ?? The million dollar question - Can we ??



  1. Mr BN another nice writeup..but it is really hard to answer if we BM people would be able to adopt only the positive part of the growing economic insurrection and get rid of all those dirty politics(dola-doli) is a doubt in ur mind, in my mind and many more..but it is high time we get rid of all this for the growth of the community.



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