Tag: Manipur

  • The Only Real Game Is Another Work in the Canon of Baseball Poetry

    In The Only Real Game, Mirra Bank shines a spotlight onto a nearly forgotten place, Manipur, a poor and war-torn state under martial law in northeast India. In an area of the world where soccer and cricket reign, Manipuris were first captivated by baseball in the 1940s, as played by the American pilots who used […]

  • The Chosen One

    (Aribam Syam Sharma, 1991). Shot in the Northeast Indian state of Manipur, this is an offbeat family melodrama utilizing elements of the strange rituals of the matriarchal Meitei religion, together with some striking dance scenes. It tells the story of a happily married young mother in a lower middle class family who, seized by divine […]