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Retelling of the Story of Invading the Village Haika

Description: In this retelling of "Invading the Village Haika" told by Shetwor Dilbung we get an account of how the Kuki (Khungsai) people invaded the village Haika to take revenge on a Lamkang man for killing a Kuki woman. At the time of the invasion the people of Haika were celebrating the Merit Feast (Totlang). When the attack was announced, people at first did not believe it.
Date: 2009
Duration: 4 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Seven Sons

Description: The Story of Seven Sons as told by Angtoi Sankhil. A man is killed by a tiger, and as his six sons go to avenge him, he kills them too one by one. The mother is pregnant with a seventh son, who is able to foretell events while still in the womb. After the child learns how his father died, he goes to confront the tiger and his wife. He avoids the tiger's attempt to kill him, takes back his father's head from the tiger's possession, and vanquishes the tiger.
Date: 2009
Duration: 8 minutes 27 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of a traditional narrative about the squirrel

Description: Theipa paomin [The Squirrel story] as told by Sankhil Bunghon of Keithelmanbi. This traditional narrative follows a well-known feature of stacked causally related events where one misadventure leads to another. It includes a traditional form of seeking justice from a court of elders and of personification of animals.
Date: 2009
Duration: 3 minutes 39 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Seven Sons

Description: The Story of Seven Sons as told by Angtoi Sankhil. A man is killed by a tiger, and as his six sons go to avenge him, he kills them too one by one. The mother is pregnant with a seventh son, who is able to foretell events while still in the womb. After the child learns how his father died, he goes to confront the tiger and his wife. He avoids the tiger's attempt to kill him, takes back his father's head from the tiger's possession, and vanquishes the tiger.
Date: August 26, 2009
Duration: 8 minutes 11 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Speech about language endangerment and political instability in rural Manipur

Description: Video of a presentation from the 2020 workshop 'Language Then and Now: Language Endangerment and Political Instability.' Rex Khullar discusses his experience of how political instability and violence break apart communities and erode their ability to pass down their written and spoken word in the hills of Manipur, India. He talks about how village life can be disrupted when children have to go to larger cities to make money for their families.
Date: February 21, 2020
Duration: 3 minutes 57 seconds
Creator: Burke, Mary
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the Creation of Villages

Description: Creation of Villages as told by Bunghon Suungnem of Phaidaam. He also mentions Raangte and the elephant, and the relationships between human and animals. He says in the olden days, they intermarried and lived together as communities.
Date: 2009
Duration: 8 minutes 38 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about Benglam

Description: Rex Khullar tells a Benglam Story. In this one, Benglam was sitting on a tree with the intention of cutting it down. He cut the the tree trunk he was sitting on and fell to the ground.
Date: May 2008
Duration: 5 minutes
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Reading of the Escape of the Younger Brother

Description: Rex Khullar reads a connected text "Escape of the Younger Brother." This is a sample text provided in the sketch on Lamkang in Grierson's Linguistic Survey of India. The text was later re-recorded with corrections and commentary by Shekarnong Sankhil.
Date: May 2009
Duration: 5 minutes
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Notebook of Lamkang notes NB4

Description: A handwritten notebook of Shobhana Chelliah's notes on Lamkang language, written in Delhi and Denton, Texas. The notes cover topics such as traditional stories, anatomy, and orthography.
Date: 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Discussion of Laa kthee

Description: Discussion of traditional songs by Shetwor Dilbung and Bunghon Suungnem at a storytelling festival funded by the NSF project and organized and implemented by Rex Khullar and Harimohon Thounaojam. The speakers discuss the types of songs they would like to collect and archaic vocabulary used in songs. They also discuss the Totlang festival in Phaidaam in 2008.
Date: May 23, 2009
Duration: 9 minutes 50 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Interview about Lamkang language and society

Description: Rex Khullar of Phaidam discusses with Grace Sankhil (who lives in Delhi) and Mary of Phaidam about her visit to Delhi. They also discuss the current situation of the Lamkang language and how Lamkang society is now, what needs to be done to encourage progress of the community.
Date: January 11, 2009
Duration: 5 minutes 41 seconds
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of the Squirrel Story

Description: A discussion of Theipa paomin [the Squirrel Story] with Beshot Khullar about his telling of the story. This recording could be used to illustrate how linguists can get aids to analyze grammars via transcription and translation of connected text.
Date: May 17, 2008
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 01 second
Creator: Khullar, Rengpu Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information
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