Poireiton Khunthok

ancient Meitei literary narrative work

"Poireiton Khunthok" or "Poireiton Khunthokpa" (literally, immigration by Poireiton)[1] is an ancient Meitei literary narrative work (puya), describing about the immigration of a band of colonies, led by a man, Poireiton, the prince and younger brother of Thongaren, the god of the underworld kingdom,[2] in the plains of the Kangleipak kingdom (present day Manipur).[1][3][4][5] It is partially an allegorical work, which includes mythical elements as the integral parts of the saga.[1][6] It also mentions that the knowledge of the usage of fire was also introduced to the people of Kangleipak by Poireiton.[7]





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  2. North East India History Association. Session (1988). Proceedings of North East India History Association. The Association.
  3. Singh, R.K. Jhalajit (1975). Manipur. Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
  4. Singh, R.K. Nimai (2017). neScholar Magazine Vol 03 Issue 03. NE Brothers Pvt. Limited. p. 63.
  5. Sen, Sipra (1992). Tribes and Castes of Manipur: Description and Select Bibliography. Mittal Publications. ISBN 978-81-7099-310-0.
  6. Singh, Wahengbam Ibohal (1986). The History of Manipur: An early period. Manipur Commercial Company.
  7. Poiraiton khunthok (Book, 1979) [WorldCat.org]