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Traditional story about the Squirrel and Rumnu narrated by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu

Description: Theipaa leh rumnu paomin [The Story of Squirrel and Rumnu] as narrated by Sankhil Thampol Khularnu. Squirrel [Theipa] pretended that he fell down and hurt his scrotum and so could not walk. He therefore asked Rumnu to carry him in her basket which was full of fig-like fruit [didit]. When she carried him in her basket, he ate up all the figlike fruit and jumped out of her basket and ran off. She was so angry that she cursed him so that he would be trapped in the traps set by people in olden t… more
Date: 2000
Duration: 2 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Thamptlum

Description: The Thamptlum paomin [the Story of Thamptlum] as told by Sankhil Thamnung Tholungnu of Thamlakhuren. The story tells of how a snake married a woman. Translated into English and input in SayMore by Sumshot Khular.
Date: 2000
Duration: 12 minutes 47 seconds
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transcript for The Story of Khukhuu

Description: Transcription of Khukhuu paomin (the story Daughter Cooks the Baby) as told by Rosemary Boongnung Sungnem of Keithelmanbi village. Mother asks Daughter to cook a pumpkin, but she misunderstands and cooks the baby instead. Fearing Father's wrath, Mother tells Daughter to hide in the attic. Daughter turns into a bird and flies away. Daughter asks her friends to bring food from her home, but they eat it themselves and bring her ashes and bark instead.
Date: unknown
Creator: Utt, Tyler P.
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about two twin girls being brought up by tigers

Description: This a traditional story about two twin girls (hingchong musoso) that are born to the human wife of a king, who also has a second wife who is a witch. The witch is jealous and abandons the girls, who are subsequently brought up by tigers. After having grown up, they return to their father’s kingdom and tell their story. The father learns the truth, the witch dies, and the reunited family lives happily ever after.
Date: March 31, 2010
Duration: 10 minutes 44 seconds
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Transcription: Traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger

Description: This a traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger; by using a container with a mirror on top, he manages to convince the tiger that he (the orphan) has caught a large tiger in that container; the tiger is scared and the orphan ends up managing to steal gold from the tigers’ Rongker (= the name of a ceremony in Karbi traditional culture) due to his trick with the mirror container. Chikari Tisso was an active listener during the recording of this text. All of his backchanneling as w… more
Date: unknown
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger

Description: This a traditional story about an orphan who encounters a tiger; by using a container with a mirror on top, he manages to convince the tiger that he (the orphan) has caught a large tiger in that container; the tiger is scared and the orphan ends up managing to steal gold from the tigers’ Rongker (= the name of a ceremony in Karbi traditional culture) due to his trick with the mirror container. Chikari Tisso was an active listener during the recording of this text. All of his backchanneling as w… more
Date: April 10, 2010
Duration: 12 minutes
Creator: Konnerth, Linda
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Hanuba Hanubi

Description: This is a retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari, a traditional narrative about an old man who is tricked by a monkey to plant paan after it is cooked. It is part of the modern Manipuri canon of folk tales.
Date: 1986~
Duration: 10 minutes 26 seconds
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information
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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
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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
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Akha notebook 65

Description: Handwritten notes and transcriptions of narratives about vampires, tigers, and opium smoking.
Date: June 1977
Creator: Hansson, Inga-Lill
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Akha notebook 66

Description: Handwritten notes and transcriptions of narratives about opium, frogs, tigers and quails, and creation.
Date: 1977-06?
Creator: Hansson, Inga-Lill
Partner: UNT College of Information

Tape 20 Side B

Description: Akha narratives. 0-11 Àbɔ́qɔ: On Akha wars; 11-22 Àbɔ́qɔ Searching for water; 22-25 Àbɔ́qɔ: Origin of opium and tobacco; 25-35 Àbɔ́qɔ: Maesai river; 35-42 Àbɔ́qɔ: Dragon's pig; 42-50 Àbɔ́qɔ: jɔ la la ə; 50-59 Àbɔ́qɔ: On sickness; 59-end Àbɔ́qɔ: On death
Date: June 1977
Duration: 30 minutes 51 seconds
Creator: Hansson, Inga-Lill
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the story of a witty man

Description: This is a traditional story which involves a descriptive riddle about a witty man who needs to take a lion, a goat and a load of leaves across a river. The caveat is that the man cannot take all three in one go. (Note: the narrator inadvertently refers to the goat as a jackal in the beginning). In this recording, the speaker Naik Muhammad (a 42-year old male speaker who works as a driver) is addressing Muhammad Awaiz (a 31-year old male government servant).
Date: January 20, 2019
Duration: 5 minutes 21 seconds
Creator: Anjum, Uzma
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of the story of a witty man

Description: This is a traditional story which involves a descriptive riddle about a witty man who needs to take a lion, a goat and a load of leaves across a river. The caveat is that the man cannot take all three in one go. (Note: the narrator inadvertently refers to the goat as a jackal in the beginning). In this recording, the speaker Naik Muhammad (a 42-year old male speaker who works as a driver) is addressing Muhammad Awaiz (a 31-year old male government servant).
Date: January 20, 2019
Duration: 3 minutes 48 seconds
Creator: Anjum, Uzma
Partner: UNT College of Information
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Poraini Kitap III

Description: Book of 41 lessons in Garo about world history, bible stories, parables, and Garo Christian conversion. Includes illustrations.
Date: 1953
Creator: Christian Literature Society for India
Partner: UNT College of Information
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