ABOUT
MK BINODINI DEVI
(1922-2011)

A Manipuri writer who wrote under the single name Binodini, M.K. Binodini Devi was born as a princess into a palace life. She bridged the two worlds of ancient royalty and modern life. She transcended the constraints of royalty to live to the full the life of an enlightened commoner and emerged as the iconic pioneer in the evolution of Manipuri modernism

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The centenary of Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi (1922-2011), the Manipuri writer and cultural icon, will celebrate her work and legacy with events and publications in literature, art, film, theatre, dance, radio, music, and social activism in Manipur, across India, and in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and the US.

Committee for the Commemoration of
the Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Centenary

Chair:
Commissioner (Art & Culture)
(Members, Imasi Foundation)
L. Somi Roy
Tomba Kangabam
Y. Roma Devi
M. Mangangsana
Rajesh Salam
Saratchand Thiyam
Convener:
Director (Art & Culture)

Consultant: Satyajit Aribam
National Events Manager: Espresso Events
Media Partner: Tantha

The objective of the Imasi Foundation is to preserve, protect, promote and develop the artistic, intellectual and cultural legacy of Majaraj Kumari Binodini Devi. It supports and develops initiatives in Manipur's culture and heritage: its history, literature, performing arts, film, crafts, women, youth, sports, internationalism, environment, and religion.

HIGHLIGHTS
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
TRIBUTE TO MK BINODINI DEVI
8 th March 2021

Co-presented by the Sahitya Akademi of New Delhi, tributes from the Dr. Najma Heptulla, Governor of Manipur, Leimarenbi Haobi Maharani Anamika Devi of Manipur, and writers, artists, and admirers including from Jaipur Literature Festival, Penguin Random House India, and Manipur University.

Media partner: Tantha

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CHURACHAND MAHARAJGI IMUNG
6 th February 2021

Imasi Publications' student edition of Binodini's memoir essays in Meitei Mayek was launched by Leikol, the women's writers' circle founded by Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi, on her birth anniversary.

IN PLANNING
IN MANIPUR

Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Centenary events are planned statewide in Imphal, and surrounding towns of Thoubal , Bishenpur and Kakching.

ACROSS INDIA

Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Centenary events are planned nationwide in New Delhi, and in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Santiniketan, Guwahati, Silchar, and Agartala.

INTERNATIONAL

The Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi Centenary events are planned in Bangladesh, Myanmar, and the US.

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