Indira Mukherjee (Author) & A. V. Ilango (Illustrator)
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The Ningthou and Leima, king and queen of Manipur, rule well over their meeyam, their people. There is peace and happiness in the kingdom. And then it is time to name a successor to the throne. A contest is held. Who is named the next Ningthou? This folktale gently leads the child to think about two very important issues – harmony with nature and gender equality.