Best Books for Manipuri Literature Optional for UPSC IAS Mains 

The Manipuri language, Meitei, or Meetei is a Tibeto-Brumam language and the predominant language and lingua franca of the Manipur in the northeastern india. It is recognized as one of the 22 languages mentioned in the Eighth schedule of the constitution of India. 

Manipuri literature is one of the optional subjects in the Mains Examination of the UPSC Civil Services Exam. 

Booklist for the upcoming UPSC civil services examination that will help you in preparations is given below: 

The best Reference books for the Manipuri language:  

  1. N. Khelchandra SIngh (Ed.) – Dhananjoy Laibu Ningba
  2. O. Bhogeswar Singh (Ed.)  – Chandrakirti Jila Changba
  3. Manipuri Seireng  Manipuri Sahitya Parishad
  4. Kh. Chaoba Singh – Pi Thadoi, Lamgi Chekla Amada, Loktak
  5. Dr. L. Kamal Singh – Nirjanata, Nirab Rajani
  6. A. Minaketan Singh – Kamal Da, Nonggumlakkhoda
  7. L. Samarendra Singh – Ingagi Nong, Mamang Leikai Thambal Satle
  8. E. Nilakanta Singh – Manipur, Lamangnaba
  9. Shri Biren — Tangkhul Hui
  10. Th. Ibopishak – Anouba Thunglaba Jiba
  11. Kanchi Sheireng – Manipur University
  12. Dr. L. Kamal Singh – Biswa-Prem
  13. Shri Biren – Cheap Hadraba Laigi Yen
  14. Th. Ibopishak – Norok Patal Prithivi
  15. A. Dorendrajit Singh – Kansa Bodha
  16. H. Anganghal Singh- Khamba-Thoibi Sheireng 
  17. S. Lalit Singh – Areppa Marup
  18. G.C. Tongbra – Matric Pass
  19. A. Samarendra – Judge Sahebki Imung
  20. Dr. L. Kamal Singh – Madhabi
  21. H. Anganghal Singh – Jahera
  22. H. Guno Singh – Laman
  23. Pacha Meetei – Imphal Amasung, Magi Fishing, Nungsitki Phibam
  24. Kanchi Warimacha – Manipur University
  25. R.K. Shitaljit Singh – Kamala Kamala
  26. M.K. Binodini – Eigi Thahoudraba Heitup Lalu
  27. Kh. Prakash – Wanom Sharing
  28. Parishadki Khangatlaba Wari Macha – Manipuri Sahitya Parishad
  29. S. Nilbir Shastri – Loukhatpa
  30. R.K. Elangba – Karinunggi
  31. Anouba Manipuri Warimacha – The Cultural Forum Manipur
  32. N. Kunja Mohan Singh – Ijat Tanba
  33. E. Dinamani – Nongthak Khongnang
  34. Warenggi Saklon – The Cultural Forum Manipur
  35. Kh. Chaoba Singh – Khamba-Thoibigi Wari Amasung Mahakavya
  36. Kanchi Wareng – Manipur University
  37. B. Manisana Shastri – Phajaba
  38. Ch. Manihar Singh – Lai-Haraoba
  39. Apunba Wareng – Manipur University
  40. Ch. Pishak Singh – Samaj Amasung, Sanskriti
  41. M.K. Binodini – Thoibidu Warouhouida
  42. Eric Newton – Kalaji Mahousa 
  43. Manipuri Wareng – The Cultural Forum Manipur
  44. S. Krishnamohan Singh – Lan