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Folksong can be regarded as the one of the most important sources for the reconstruction of early history of Manipur.In the early Manipuri society, people usually recorded the important events in the form of folksongs. Every agrarian society was associated with rites and rituals to boost the productive forces. Manipuri society has also various folk songs which are associated with the practice of agriculture in Manipur valley since time immemorial. They are LoutaIshei, LouyalIshei, NonglaoIshei, etc. The present tries to highlight the agricultural folksongs of Manipur and its importance for the reconstruction of history of early agrarian society of Manipur.

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Dr. Rajkumar Jackson. (2019). Agricultural Folk Songs of Manipur: A Historical Perspective. History Research Journal, 5(6), 947-957. Retrieved from