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Traditional story 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
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about Creation, Part 2: Boy Descending from the Sun

Description: Bunghon Suungnem tells the story of Boy Descended from the Sun, including translations or word for word of the stories collected during the Storytelling Festival. The recording also includes Shetwor Dilbung, Beshot Khullar and Suungnem Bunghon discussing Lamkang Clan naming and the folk songs that need to be learned and and imparted to the community.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of The Story of Suhuinu

Description: The story of Suhuinu or How one mimics the sound of different animals.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Khullar, 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
Creator: Khullar, Rex
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
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling 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
Creator: Shetwor, Dilbung
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Origin of the Lamkang, Part 1

Description: Origin of the Lamkang, Part 1 as told by Bunghon Suungnem, who retells a traditional history of how in the beginning of creation man and animals spoke the same language and how man was given the authority to name the birds and animals and everything that is therein.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of the Raapa Story

Description: Translation of story of Raapa as told by Bunghon Suungnem. In this story, a tiger, angry at being duped by Koreng, eats him. Koreng's sisters vow to marry whoever kills the tiger, and the only one able to do it is Raapa. Jealous, the other men conspire to kill Raapa, but he survives two attempts and tricks them so that they drown. In the end Koreng's sisters kill Raapa.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information

Traditional story about the Squirrel

Description: This Theipaa paomin [Squirrel Story] is narrated by Bunghon Sankhil of Keithelmanbi village. A short English synopsis is given by Daniel in Assam 2013. David Peterson participated in the discussion of the translation and transcription, along with participants of the 2013 Assam Lamkang orthography workshop.
Date: 2009
Creator: Sankhil, Bunghon
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of The Origin of the Lamkang

Description: Leivon Khullar narrated a monologue/traditional account on the origin of the Lamkang clans. This is a recording of discussion translating the original source file by Leivon Khullar.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
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
Creator: Khullar, Rex
Partner: UNT College of Information

Analytical discussion of The Story of Seven Sons

Description: Translation discussion of the Story of Seven Sons as told by Angtoi Sankhil recorded by Rex Khullar and Harimohon Thounaojam.
Date: August 26, 2009
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Partner: UNT College of Information