India – Tripuri

India – Tripuri

Southern Indian ǀ South Asian

Tripuri woman in traditional attire

Tripuri woman in traditional attire

The Tripuri (also known as Tripura,Tipra, Tiprasa, Twipra), are an ethnic group of Northeast Indian state of Tripura, which is surrounded by Bangladesh on three sides. The two official languages are Kokborok, a Tibetan-Burman language, and Bengali, due in part to the refugees who fled from Bengal into Tripura during the Partition of Bengal in 1947. They have their own unique and distinct rich culture, tradition, and history. The Tripuri people through the Manikya dynasty ruled the Kingdom of Tripura for many years until the end of the reign of Dhanya Manikya in 1515.

The British East India Company obtained the diwani, or financial administration, of Bengal in 1765, at which time Tripura came under British rule. The last ruling maharaja of Tripura, Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya, ascended the throne in 1923, and before his death in 1947, he settled Tripura’s accession to the newly independent country of India. Tripura officially became part of India on October 15, 1949; it was made a union territory on September 1, 1956, and it became a state on January 21, 1972.

India – Tripuri represents 65 unrelated individuals following protocols approved by the International Ethics Committee. DNA was quantitated using the Quantifier Human DNA Quantification Kit.

Source publication: Forensic Science International, 2011, pp 259-261

[Population 504]