Meitei literature

literature written in the Meitei language

Meitei literature or Manipuri literature is the literature written in Meitei language (Manipuri language). It refers to the texts composed in Meitei language since the 15th century BC till present. Most of them are associated with prose, fiction, drama, poetry and Sanamahism, the Meitei religion, and were composed in Ancient Manipur, Medieval Manipur and Modern Manipur.[1] The Puya (Meitei texts) served as the only basis of literature, besides the oral literature, in both ancient and medieval times.[2]


  • "awards & fellowships-Akademi Awards". Archived from the original on 2009-08-28.
  • books
  • Akademi - Hasta in Manipuri - Part 1
  • Birajit, Soibam (2014). Meeyamgi Kholao: Sprout of Consciousness. ARECOM ( Advanced Research Consortium, Manipur). p. 120.
  • Under the spell of the Kural - The Hindu


  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-04-24. Retrieved 2021-03-21.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. Kriti Rakshana: A Bi-monthly Publication of the National Mission for Manuscripts. National Mission for Manuscripts. 2006.