IMASI PUBLICATIONS
WARI MACHA BINODINIGI
Collected Short Stories of Binodini
In Meitei Mayek

The Collected Short Stories of Binodini brings together her first publication, the award-winning 1965 short story collection Nunggairakta Chandramukhi and her later unpublished stories. Edited by L. Somi Roy. Imasi Publications, 2022.

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CHURACHAND MAHARAJGI IMUNG
Students Manipuri Edition of The Maharaja's Household
In Meitei Mayek

Part memoir, part oral testimony, part eyewitness account, M. K. Binodini Devi's unique and engrossingly intimate view of life in the erstwhile royal household of Manipur, bringing to life stories of kingdoms long vanished. With genealogies, a Binodini bibliography and an introduction by Prof. Nahakpam Aruna in English translated by L. Somi Roy. Imasi Publications 2021.

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NINGSINGLAKPADA JALAKELI
A History of the Jalakeli Choirs

Thoidingjam Lakshmipriya Devi's book on the Jalakeli, the royal women's choir tradition of classical sankirtan music founded in 1845 Maharaja Narasingh of Manipur. A collection of documents and biographies built around a hagiographic account of a unique women's choir. Imasi Publications 2020.

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KHONJEL LILA BINODINIGI
Collected Radio Plays of Binodini

Twelve extant plays for the radio by M. K. Binodini Devi, compiled and edited by Chongtham Kamala Devi and Dr. Bishnulatpam Tarunkumari.The little known genre was a form in which she was eminently successful. Imasi Publications 2016.

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CALAMITY AND COURAGE
A Heroine of the Raj

Belinda Morse's 2008 biography of Ethel St. Clair Grimwood who escaped from Manipur in 1891 after the killing of her husband Frank Grimwood, the British Political Agent. Lady Morse's biography concludes with the revelation of the untold story of Grimwood's life following her Victorian era bestseller My Three Years in Manipur. Imasi Publications 2014.

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ISEI BINODINIGI
Collected Songs of Binodini

Isei Binodinigi is a collection of her 57 song lyrics by M.K. Binodini Devi andher translations of 28 Rabindra Sangeet from the original Bangla. It is co-edited by Aribam Syam Sharma and Chongtham Kamala Devi. Imasi Publications 2014.

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OTHER PUBLICATIONS
NIL SANDHYAR AGUN MEGH
with SRI BHAVANA
Translation of Crimson Rainclouds and Girls Hostel in Bangla

MK Binodini Devi's play Asangba Nongjabi, about an artist's eternal search, and essay Sri Bhavana, on her student days in Santiniketan, translated by Minati Ghosh with L. Somi Roy. Bhasha Samsad, 2022.

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AND THAT IS WHY
Manipuri Myths Retold

L. Somi Roy's retelling of Manipuri myths for young adults, with illustrations by Sapha Yumnam. A Puffin Book from Penguin Random House India.

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THE PRINCESS AND
THE POLITICAL AGENT
Translation of Binodini's Boro Saheb Ongbi Sanatombi

A Penguin Modern Classic, L. Somi Roy's English translation of Binodini's Sahitya Akademi Award winning Boro Saheb Ongbi Sanatombi, an epic historical novel based on the real-life love story of Princess Sanatombi of Manipur and Lt. Col. Henry P. Maxwell in the time of the British Raj. Penguin Random House 2020.

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GIRLS HOSTEL
Translation of Binodini's essay SRI BHAVANA

L. Somi Roy's translation of MK Binodini Devi's Sri Bhavana, on her student days in Santiniketan, in Visva-Bharati Quarterly 2018; and Crafting the Word, an anthology of writings from Manipur from Zubaan, 2019.

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THE MAHARAJA'S HOUSEHOLD
A Daughter's Memories of Her Father

Part memoir, part oral testimony, part eyewitness account, M. K. Binodini Devi's unique and engrossingly intimate view of palace life in Manipur, bringing to life stories of kingdoms long vanished. Translated by L. Somi Roy and published by Zubaan Books publication, with an introduction by Prof. Nahakpam Aruna. Zubaan Books 2015.

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CRIMSON RAINCLOUDS
English translation by Binodini's play Asangba Nongjabi
Also in Meitei Mayek and In Bengali

An artist is torn between his eternal search for his art and two women on his life. Thema's publication of L. Somi Roy's translation also includes the original Manipuri by MK Binodini Devi in Meitei Mayek and Bangla scripts. Thema Books 2012.

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ARTICLES
MK Binodini Devi and Film
April 9, 2021

On her scripts for feature films and documentaries, and her role in the beginnings and development of Manipuri film.

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The Story of the
Leogryphs of Kangla
July 24, 2020
Penguin Blog

Historian Wangam Somorjit blogs for publisher Penguin Random House India on the Kangla Sha, inaugurated on this date in 1844, to mark the launch of Binodini's “The Princess and the Political Agent” at Kangla Fort.

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A Forgotten War
of the British Raj
May 28, 2020
The Daily Guardian

The Anglo-Manipuri War of 1891, the backdrop of Binodini's ‘The Princess and the Political Agent‘, was hotly debated in Australia, Singapore, Great Britain and the United States.

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A Princess-Writer and the Manipuri
Aesthetic
May 19, 2020
The Voice of Fashion

Illuminating notes on beauty are part of Binodini's award-winning novel, writes l. Somi Roy, translator of ‘The Princess and the Political Agent‘.

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The Maharani's New Clothes
18 July 2018
The Voice of Fashion

On authentically recreating the royal attire of Maharaja Sir Churachand Singh of Manipur and his queen Maharani Dhanamanjuri Devi for an exhibit at Alford Manor, England. By L. Somi Roy.

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What Colour is the Chair?
The Untold Story of a Photograph
PIX Posts, New Delhi

The question came from an artist in England who was interested in making a watercolour from a 1905 wedding photograph of Maharaja Churachand and Maharani Dhanamanjuri of Manipur.

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Binodini's Women
Indian Express, #GenderAnd

The three strong characters of “My Son, My Precious”: Ekashini's words crack like a whip. The two men she says this to are left stunned.

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