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Description of belief systems

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains the belief of God and the various spirits. He is 85 at the time of recording. The Thadou believed in the existence of both the supreme God who is in control of everything and the various spirits who inflict sickness when they are instigated by human beings who cannot see the spirits with their naked eyes.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 7 minutes 25 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of birth ceremonies

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains birth ceremonies in Thadou. He is also a speaker of Manipuri. He is 85 at the time of recording. When a baby is born, friends and relatives visit and give gifts. A priest blesses the child and gives them the name of their grandfather, whichever of their grandfathers lived the longest life.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 6 minutes 01 second
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of ghosts and spirits

Description: Bahpu Saihriem is a male speaker residing in Bahbahar village of Cachar district of Assam (originally from Nohsa). He tells about the belief of the Saihriems in the existence of ghosts and spirits. He says that the Saihriems believed in different types of ghosts: some are tall, while other are short, and some ghosts have propping eyes that frighten the people who see it.
Date: August 17, 2012
Duration: 2 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of healing rituals

Description: Bahpu Saihriem is a male speaker residing in Bahbahar village of Cachar district of Assam (originally from Nohsa). He tells about the healing rituals practiced by their forefather in the old days.
Date: August 17, 2012
Duration: 2 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of hunting practices

Description: Bahpu Saihriem is a male speaker residing in Bahbahar village of Cachar district of Assam (originally from Nohsa). He tells the hunting practices of their forefathers. Now, such hunting practices are no longer practiced, especially after they have come to live in the plains of Assam.
Date: August 17, 2012
Duration: 3 minutes 17 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of marriage ceremonies

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains marriage ceremonies in Thadou. He is also a speaker of Manipuri. He is 85 at the time of recording. The man must approach the parents of the bride with a pot of wine and ask permission to marry their daughter. Then they set a date, and the families offer an animal (often, a mithun) for the ceremony.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 4 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of village administration

Description: Houjahen Haokip, a male speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) explains village administration in Thadou. He is also a speaker of Manipuri. He is 85 at the time of recording. The council of ministers helps the chief make decisions for the village, such as divorce, announcing news, and dealing with thieves.
Date: June 22, 2013
Duration: 5 minutes 09 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Description of wine making

Description: Bahpu Saihriem is a male speaker residing in Bahbahar village of Cachar district of Assam (originally from Nohsa). He tells about the preparation of wine by the Saihriems, and the rituals with which wine is associated.
Date: August 17, 2012
Duration: 3 minutes 01 second
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Aracha Rangkachep

Description: Seineithoi Sakachep is a male speaker from Zailen in Karimganj district of Assam. He tells the story of how a palmist predicted that the king would be sitting with two ordinary people and how the palmist was rewarded beacause of his prediction. Seineithoi is around 50 years old at the time of recording.
Date: October 12, 2013
Duration: 6 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Chemtatepu

Description: Khuhpi Saihriem, a female speaker from the Barak valley (currently living in Bahbahar) tells the story of Chemtatepu. This is a traditional narrative about animals. She is 90 at the time of recording. Khuhpi is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: September 1, 2012
Duration: 5 minutes 45 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Denlikinthang

Description: Hakthoi Phuoitong, a male speaker from North Cachar Hills in Assam (currently living in Zion Village, Haflong) tells the traditional story Denlikinthang. In this story, Denlikinthang is born to a virgin in the Bomrang village. Denlikinthang becomes the leader of a new village called Khozol. Hakthoi is 64 at the time of recording, and also speaks Bengali.
Date: October 22, 2014
Duration: 5 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Kaikongtepa

Description: Zeisingzong Ranglong, a male speaker from the Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera), tells the story of Kaikongtepa. Zeisingzong is 84 at the time of recording and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 13 minutes 30 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Kongterili

Description: Lalmanchim Sakachep is a female speaker from Zailen village in Karimganj district of Assam. She is 80 years old at the time of recording.
Date: October 12, 2013
Duration: 6 minutes 08 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Lenconghoi

Description: Phalthing Haokip, a female speaker tells the story of a beautiful lady called Lenchonghoi who lived with her seven brothers. In the story, a wicked man called Khalbompu tries to take away Lenchonghoi to be his wife.
Date: May 31, 2012
Duration: 22 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Lendou and Khendou

Description: Bibini Sakachep is a female speaker of Sakachep from Zailen village in Karimganj distict of Assam. She tells the story of two orphan brothers, Lendou and Khendou, whose fortune of discovering a gong from the belly of a snake changed their lives. She is 48 years old at the time of recording.
Date: October 12, 2013
Duration: 14 minutes 20 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Mailangkoh

Description: Phalting Haokip, a female speaker of Thadou from Manipur (currently living in Lambung), tells the traditional story 'Mailangkoh'. She is also a speaker of Manipuri. She is 83 at the time of recording. In this story, a mother disappears while fishing and the children try to catch her in the river.
Date: June 2, 2012
Duration: 24 minutes 24 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Mainouloute

Description: Phalting Haokip, a female speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung), tells the traditional story 'Mainouloute' in Thadou. She is also a speaker of Manipuri. She is 83 at the time of recording. In this story, a family gets fruits from their garden and family members transform into birds.
Date: June 2, 2012
Duration: 7 minutes 22 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Mairangkoh

Description: Bibini Sakachep is a female speaker from Zailen village in Karimganj distict of Assam. She tells the Story of Mairangkoh and Sapinthei an. In the story, there as a wicked lady who killed Sapinthei's mother and married her father. Thereafter, she tortured her. She is 48 years old at the time of recording.
Date: October 12, 2013
Duration: 20 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Mairangkoh and Sapinthei

Description: Hoihte Saihrie, aged 64 is a female speaker from Bahbahar village of Cachar district of Assam. She tells the story of a wicked lady who killed the wife of Sapinthei and later married her father. This wicked lady had a daughter named Mairangkoh. Together, they tortured Sapinthei and managed to kill her after she was marriage to a king.
Date: September 15, 2012
Duration: 20 minutes
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Mairingthang

Description: Hakthoi Phuoitong, a male speaker from North Cachar Hills in Assam (currently living in Zion Village, Haflong) tells the traditional story Mairingthang. This story is about Mairingthang, an orphan, who has to choose between his two girlfriends. Hakthoi is 64 at the time of recording, and also speaks Bengali.
Date: October 22, 2014
Duration: 2 minutes 56 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Phumtampa and Changkhatpu

Description: Phalting Haokip, a female speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung) tells the traditional story 'Phumtampa leh Changkhatpu' in Thadou. In this story, Phumtampa is proposing to Changkhatpu. She is also a speaker of Manipuri. She is 83 at the time of recording.
Date: June 2, 2012
Duration: 29 minutes 02 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Ralngam

Description: Hakthoi Phuoitong, a male speaker from North Cachar Hills in Assam (currently living in Zion Village, Haflong) tells the traditional story Ralngam. In this story, Ralngam learns magic from his grandfather. Hakthoi is 64 at the time of recording, and also speaks Bengali.
Date: October 22, 2014
Duration: 8 minutes 05 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information
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