1. **EDITORIAL** 2. **History of the Development of Manipuri Dance - Late Prof. E. Nilkanta Singh** 3. **My Guru Ojha Amubi Singh - Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan** 4. **60 Years of Journey in Classical Manipuri Dance - Ranjana & Darshana Jhaveri** 5. **The traditional *Thang-ta* : Martial Arts of Manipur - Guru G. Gourkishor Sharma** 6. **Laiharaoba - Dr. Nonghombam Premchand** 7. **Sankirtan Tradition of Manipur (With special reference to Taala) - Guru L. Lakpati Singh** 8. **A lila of Love - Dr. Angana Jhaveri** 9. **Guru Bipinsingh's contribution to Manipuri - Dr. Sunil Kothari** 10. **Manipuri Dances : Extending the boundaries - Dr. Sunil Kothari**
**History of the Development of Manipuri Dance - Late Prof. E. Nilkanta Singh**
**LATE PROF. E. NILKANTA SINGH** **Late PROF. E. NILAKANTA SINGH** is a well-known Manipuri scholar, writer, art critic, authority on Manipuri Culture and has many books to his credit. As a Director of Art & Culture of Govt. of Manipur, Secretary of Manipur State Kala Akademi and Committee Member of National Akademies, he contributed towards furtherance of Manipuri Art & Culture. Manipuri dance is not one but many or more appropriately one in the many. Each artistic form, be it Maibi, Nata Sankirtana, Manohorsai, Dhop Pala or even Martial Arts (Sword and spear) has its own "guru Pranalika" (genealogy of teachers) right from the great kings who not only patronized but also participated in it at the level of the masses. Nata Sankirtana has even 3 categories of pranalikas for Singing, Kartaal Cholom movements and Pung. It found its supreme expression during the reign of king Chandrakirti (1850-1886 A.D.), from which time
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