Manipur may be a state in northeastern India, with the town of Imphal as its capital. its bounded by the Indian states of Nagaland to the north, Mizoram to the south and Assam to the west. It also borders two regions of Myanmar, Sagaing Region to the east and Chin State to the south. The state covers a neighborhood of twenty-two ,327 square kilometres (8,621 sq mi) and features a population of just about 3 million, including the Meitei, who are the bulk group within the state, the Meitei Pangals (Manipuri Muslims), Naga tribes, Kuki/Zo tribes and other communities, who speak a spread of Sino-Tibetan languages.
Manipur has been at the crossroads of Asian economic and cultural exchange for quite 2,500 years. its long connected the Indian subcontinent and Central Asia to Southeast Asia , China (or East Asia), Siberia (Russia), Micronesia and Polynesia, enabling migration of individuals , cultures and religions.
During the times of British Indian Empire, the dominion of Manipur was one among the princely states.Between 1917 and 1939, some people of Manipur pressed the princely rulers for democracy. By the late 1930s, the princely state of Manipur negotiated with British administration its preference to still be a part of the Indian Empire, instead of a part of Burma, which was being separated from India. These negotiations were curtail with the outbreak of war II in 1939. On 11 August 1947, Maharaja Budhachandra signed an Instrument of Accession, joining India. Later, on 21 September 1949, he signed a acquisition agreement , merging the dominion into India, which led to its becoming a neighborhood C State.
This merger was later disputed by groups in Manipur, as having been completed without consensus and under duress.The dispute and differing visions for the longer term has resulted during a 50-year insurgency within the state for independence from India, also as in repeated episodes of violence among ethnic groups within the state. From 2009 through 2018, the conflict was liable for the violent deaths of over 1000 people.
The Meitei ethnos represents around 53% of the population of Manipur state, followed by various Naga tribes at 24% and various Kuki-Zo tribes at 16%. the most language of the state is Meiteilon (also referred to as Manipuri). Tribals constitutes about 41% of the state population (according to 2011 census) and are distinguished by dialects and cultures that are often village-based. Manipurs ethnic groups practice a spread of religions. consistent with 2011 census, Hinduism is that the major religion within the state, closely followed by Christianity. Other religions include Islam, Sanamahism, Buddhism, Judaism etc.
Manipur has primarily an agrarian economy, with significant hydroelectric power generation potential. its connected to other areas by daily flights through Imphal airport, the second largest in northeastern India. Manipur is home to several sports and therefore the origin of Manipuri dance, and is credited with introducing polo to Europeans.