In the rich tradition of the Indian Classical Dance, Manipuri Dance has a notable contribution. The book Manipuri Dance-An Assessment on History and Presentation is an in depth study with roots deep into the anthropology, sociology and cultural milieu of the land of Manipur. It covers all the features, aspects and facets of Manipuri Dance and offers an exhaustive theoretical and practical view of the form. Songs, rhythmic patterns, hand gestures and feet movements are offered as particulars.
The three main branches of Manipuri dance-the Laiharaoba, The Samkirtana, and the Rasalila has been dealt in details, while the contribution of the different personalities in and outside Manipur have been put forward for ready references to the students, scholars, researchers and dance lovers of Indian dance. An exclusive chapter on the role of the great poet Rabindranath Tagore to uphold Manipuri dances has also adorned this book.