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7 October 2016

Manipur in a funk

This is what is left of a person at the end of 16 years after being force-fed a liquid diet.
Some centuries ago, probably in the year 1717, the Manipur king decided to play host to Shantidas Adhikari (as he was known), a rock star from Sylhet (now in Bangladesh). Shantidas persuaded the king to convert the people of Manipur to Hinduism, the Vaishnavite strain to be exact.

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