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On the Discovery of Megalithic Art in Manipur

  • P. Binodini Devi
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Abstract

This chapter makes a list of megalithic arts found in Manipur and highlights different art forms particularly on engravings and paintings on the megalithic structures. It draws our attention to topical variations as depicted in megalithic arts. In doing so; the paper deals with the fact that megaliths and associated rock art practices convey the idea of social structure and religious beliefs of tribes. In a descriptive style; the chapter is an attempt to merge ethnography with archaeological knowledge in a meaningful way by interpreting megalithic practices with social status of individuals. Significantly; the chapter introduces to the emerging rock art discipline in tribal studies; which is a methodological innovation for archaeology; ethnology and lifestyle studies in general.

Keywords

Rock art Archaeology Ethnology Lifestyle Megalithic art Engraving Painting Megalithic structures Social status Line drawings 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Binodini Devi
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  1. 1.P. G. Department of AnthropologyD. M. College of ScienceImphalIndia

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