Culture Change among the Kuki: A Case Study of Chalva Village in Manipur

By Lalgin Chongloi

Culture is the unique quality of a social group which reflects their identity. Different societies all over the world have different culture. The Kuki of Manipur is blessed with unique and vibrant culture which they have been preserving and upholding without any outside influence for very long decades. However, culture is not something static but is dynamic and rapidly changing. The culture of Kuki society also witnessed a wind of change mainly due to outside influence. Since then their culture is in the process of flux and change. Therefore, this article attempts to explore some aspects of cultural changes, both material and non-material, among the Kuki of Manipur as observed in Chalva Village.

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