Author: Hijam Anganghal Singh
E Sonamani Singh/
Translator(s): E Sonamani Singh
Publisher: Sahitya Akademi
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8126015462
Jehera is a forceful narrative of intense love at the background of king’s rule in Manipur in 1930. A Manipuri Muslim girl’s innocent love at first sight for a Meitei Hindu youth transcends terrible truth of racial prejudice, trespasses all human hells that bar her way.
She struggles hard to conquer the strict orthodoxy with the system of Mangba (social ostracism) enforced by the Brahma Sabha of the maharaja of Manipur but never wishing to see her lover fall a victim of social ostracism. She undergoes a painstaking pilgrimage of love as her divinity congratulating sacrifice and bleeding death at the hands of her lover rather than surrender-she is Jahera!