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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

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

Retelling of Rengchonghoi

Description: Hoihte Saihrem, aged 80, is a female speaker of Saihriem. She tells the story of a beautiful lady called Rengchonghoi and her seven brothers.
Date: September 15, 2012
Duration: 18 minutes
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Thoiling and Ngambom

Description: Khuhpi Saihriem, a female speaker from the Barak valley (currently living in Bahbahar), tells the story of Thoiling and Ngambom, a traditional narrative about how Ngambom proposes to Thoiling. Khuhpi is 90 at the time of recording, and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: September 1, 2012
Duration: 3 minutes 43 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Sakmatenu

Description: Chorpeichim Ranglong, a female speaker from Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera) tells the story of Sakmatenu. She was 60 years old at the time of recording
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 4 minutes 37 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

Retelling of Ralngam

Description: Zeisingzong Ranglong, a male speaker from the Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera) tells the story of Ralngam. In this story, Ralngam learns magic and searches for his father. Zeisingzong is 84 at the time of recording and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 31 minutes 16 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 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 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

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

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 the Vine Cutter

Description: Phalting Haokip, a female speaker from Manipur (currently living in Lambung), tells the traditional story 'Lengbante' in Thadou. She is also a speaker of Manipuri. She is 83 at the time of recording. In this story, seven sons compete with their father to cut a rope made of vine. It tells of the origin of lightning.
Date: June 2, 2012
Duration: 12 minutes 41 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

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 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 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

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 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 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 Ralngam

Description: Hoihte Saihriem, a female speaker from the Barak valley (currently living in Bahbahar) tells the story of Ralngam. In this story, Ralngam befriend a tiger, and they compete and eat food together. Ralngam learns magic from the tiger. Hoihte is 80 at the time of recording, and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: September 15, 2012
Duration: 14 minutes 16 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information

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

Retelling of Suining and Rangvom

Description: Zeisingzong Ranglong, a male speaker from the Barak Valley (currently living in Zuvichera) tells the story of Suining and Rangvom. In this story, a Tuaiteng fruit turned into two babies, Suining and Rangvom, who grew up and got married. Zeisingzong is 84 at the time of recording and is also a speaker of Bengali.
Date: May 17, 2014
Duration: 35 minutes 04 seconds
Creator: Haokip, Pauthang
Partner: UNT College of Information
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