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Crimson Rainclouds

Description: This play is a translation of a play performed by artists of Roop Raag at Rupmahal Theater on February 20, 1966. In Crimson Rainclouds, a Manipuri play from the 1960s, an artist determined to uphold his freedom is torn between his two loves, both only too gentle in their demands, and yet deeply caring. A sensitive man, he chooses art, knowing full well that he lets them down. While Indu would like him to change his lifestyle just a little bit, for recognition and comfort, Keinatombi would be happy to give him the little care and comfort that she thinks he needs for his art. For the time being at least, Gautam would go with her. The play draws on the playwright’s interactions with Ramkinkar Baij (1906-80), the eminent sculptor, with whom she studied in Santiniketan, and who has left behind a whole suite of sculptures and paintings of Binodini. The English translation of the play appears for the first time, followed by the original, now out of print, in both the Bangla and Meitei Mayek scripts; along with stills from two productions of the play and a couple of paintings of Binodini by Ramkinkar Baij, and a self-portrait by Binodini.
Date: 1966
Creator: Binodinī Dāsī, 1863-1941
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Jalakeli Project: Women and Education, and the Role of the House of Narasingh

Description: An interview with Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya Devi and Huidrom Anuradha Devi. daughters of Maharaj Kumari Angousana Devi, of the Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala of Manipur. On getting their education, the establishment of Dhanamanjuri University in Manipur by their grandmother Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi; their education and teachers at Tamphasana Girls High School founded by their aunt Maharaj Kumari Tamphasana Devi; and the founding of Tombisana Boys High School by their second aunt Maharaj Kumari Tombisana Devi.
Date: 2017
Creator: Rajkumar, Rajeev
Partner: UNT College of Information

Video of Jalakeli at the Palace Temple of Manipur

Description: This video is of Jalakeli, a women's Hindu Vaishnav ritual performance of Manipur, India. It was offered, as annual custom dictates, by the Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala on Buddha Purnima, the full moon of the Manipuri lunar month of Kalen (9 May 2017) at the Shree Shree Govindajee Temple of the Royal Palace of Manipur.
Date: May 10, 2017
Creator: Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Jalakeli Project: Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya Devi Interview on Jalakeli and Organization

Description: Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya Devi talks about the Jalakeli. She is the President of the Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala. The interview is in Manipuri and in 8 parts: 1) How I came to the Jalakeli 2) My mother Maharaj Kumari Angousana Devi 3) My grandmother Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi: How she started the Choir of the Daughters-in-Law 4) The Songs of the Choir of the Daughters: The Patronage of the Maharajas 5) How I organize the Jalakeli 6) My aunt Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi: Why she never joined the Jalakeli 7) Where and When the Jalakeli is Offered 8) Remembering their Names: The Invisibility of Women in Manipur's Recorded History The Jalakeli is a HIndu Vaishnav women's performance ritual offered by the two choirs of the Shree Shree Govinda Jiu Jalakeli Pala. The main summer ritual is held every year on Buddha Purnima, the full moon of Kalen (9 May 2017) at the Shree Shree Govindajee Temple of the Royal Palace of Manipur. It is a cycle of songs sung in classical Manipuri sankirtana style by the royal women descendants of Maharaja Narasingh of Manipur (1792-1850). The songs praise Lord Krishna and Lady Radha as they come out to play with water at a fountain. This video is a part of THE JALAKELI PROJECT, Imasi Foundation's web-based, digital, Manipuri women's oral history initiative framed by this traditional women's sankirtana performance ritual of Manipur.
Date: June 25, 2017
Creator: Devi, Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya
Partner: UNT College of Information

The Jalakeli Project: Women's Oral Histories: Mohinisana "The Whistler" Ningthemcha on Family, Marriage and Performance

Description: Mohinisana Ningthemcha Elangbam Ongbi, renowned in her day as "The Whistler" talks about social values and their impact on marriage and performance. On growing up in a traditional elite family, restrictions on socialising, her arranged marriage, rules of exogamy, worship, and interaction with the royal court.
Date: October 3, 2017
Creator: Roy, L. Somi
Partner: UNT College of Information