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Letter to Lianzuala, cont'd.

Description: Recording of a personal letter from Liandala to his son Lianzuala who was away studying in the US. The letter describes what is going on with the family, the children, and the farm. It also includes two songs he composed: one about one of his schools where he worked as a headmaster; the second, called "Brig Thenphunga Sikul", honors the person who provided for the establishment of a new school in Zohnuai, where a school was badly needed.
Date: [1970,1976]
Creator: Liandala
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on a neighbor from Burma

Description: Recording of Thangpuii, Lalnunthangi Chhangte's paternal grandmother, recounting memories from her childhood. When she was younger, a Lai neighbor from Burma had a ceremony that was interesting to her because it was from a different culture. She learned about headhunting, and a war that happened between north and south Mizoram during the mid-1800s. She says people go to war because they believe whoever you kill in life becomes your slave in the afterlife. Finally, she discusses getting married to her husband.
Date: November 20, 1895
Creator: Thangpuii
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Lalruanga leh Keichala

Description: Recording a retelling of Lalruanga and Keichala, a traditional narrative about a being that is a tiger (keimi) that can take on human form. This story has several episodes involving magic and mythology.
Date: September 18, 1985
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on family members

Description: Recording of Thangpuii, Lalnunthangi Chhangte's paternal grandmother, describing her husband and his family. She tells what she can remember about his childhood.
Date: November 1985
Creator: Thangpuii
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Liandova and His Brother

Description: Recording of a traditional story about two brothers who are both poor orphans. The story describes their struggles, and how they never had enough food to eat. Later on, they get lucky by finding the insides of a python that the villagers had skinned and cut up. The brothers take the insides to eat, but find valuable gems inside and become rich. The moral of the story is that you should never look down on the poor and the orphans.
Date: September 18, 1985
Creator: Chhangte, Lalnunthangi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to Lianzuala with songs

Description: Recording of a personal letter from Liandala to his son Lianzuala who was away studying in the US. The letter describes what is going on with the family, the children, and the farm. It also includes a song he composed about one of his schools where he worked as a headmaster.
Date: [1970,1976]
Creator: Liandala
Partner: UNT College of Information

Monologue on childhood in Mizoram

Description: Recording of Thangpuii, Lalnunthangi Chhangte's paternal grandmother, describing her childhood in Mizoram, including the clothing she wore. her siblings, and how she resembled her parents.
Date: November 20, 1985
Creator: Thangpuii
Partner: UNT College of Information

Letter to a family member with jokes

Description: Recording of a personal letter to a family member who is traveling which includes jokes in the style of stories. One story is about a man selling his rice on the black market to secretly get money and buy alcohol, even though he lives by himself and doesn't need to hide his drinking from anybody.
Date: November 18, 1985
Creator: Lalawia
Partner: UNT College of Information