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Henjunaha Lairoulembi (Old Manipuri: Hensunaha Lailoulempi), or simply known as Henjunaha, is a folk tale in the ancient Moirang Kangleirol legends of Meitei Manipuri mythology and folklore.[1][2][3] It is the love story of Henjunaha and his lady love Lairoulembi, who are the ideal lovers in the second line of reincarnation in the epic of Moirang kingdom.[1][2][4][5][6] The legend was first reproduced in the written form during the reign of Maharaja Bhagyachandra, the King of Medieval Manipur.[1]

In later versions[change | change source]

  • In 2010, Henjunaha, a drama, was written by K. B. Sharma, based on the story of the hero.[7]
  • In 2012, a book Henjunaha Lairoulembi, was published in the Manipur Hindi Parishad, Imphal. It's based on the saga of the hero Henjunaha and his lady love Lairoulembi.[8]
  • In 2017, a folk play named "Henjunaha" premiered, based on the saga of the legendary hero.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Nunglekpam Premi Devi (April 14, 2018). A Glimpse of Manipuri Literary Works. Media Publications. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wahengbam Ibohal Singh (1986). The History of Manipur: An early period. Manipur Commercial Company. p. 440.
  3. Rubani Yumkhaibam (November 10, 2019). "Henjunaha, Masculinity Redefined". Imphal Times. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  4. K.B. Sharma. "Henjunaha: Part 1". Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  5. K.B. Sharma. "Henjunaha: Part 2". Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  6. K.B. Sharma. "Henjunaha: Part 3". Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  7. K.B. Sharma (2010). Henjunaha. Digital Library of India. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  8. "Book on Henjunaha". Manipur News. August 29, 2012. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  9. "'Henjunaha' folk play premiered". Kangla Online. April 19, 2017. Retrieved July 2, 2021.

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