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Who are Bishnupriya Manipuris?

By RK Rishikesh Sinha We have to reclaim, redefine and emphasise what our ancestors lived and believed (according to Dharmic lens): Manipur as their janmabhoomi and being the descendants of Arjuna’s son Babruvahana. A week back I received an email from a student studying in Gurucharan College Silchar, Assam, requesting to give details about us (Bishnupriya Manipuris), specifically the life cycle. She had been given a project to study on Bishnupriya Manipuri. Before I write something and click SEND button, I for a moment thought I must know: what is her prior rudimentary knowledge about us, the Bishnupriya Manipuris. I didn’t ask her. Even I didn’t respond to her email knowing the fact that the academic discourse towards our jati is distorted and prejudice. Reason being that the approach the academicians take is very much western as if they have got a template and they have to just fill in the blanks. They work as an academic mafia. Please read:  Academic