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Kadiguang Panmei
He is 81 years old and is a practitioner of the nrah (cup violin), which he learnt to play and construct from his time in the khangchius (Ruangmei men’s dormitories). In this interview, Daimei recounts the days growing up in the khangchiu in his village of Thalluan where he learnt most of the songs…
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Kadiguang Panmei
Most traditional cultures and their folk music have a variety of accompanying musical instruments. The form, melody and function are indicative of that culture's technical and geographical ingenuity. The Ruangmei Naga people are one of several tribes of the Naga people that inhabit Northeast India…
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Kadiguang Panmei
The Ruangmei Nagas, like other Naga tribes, are known for their rich cultural heritage. Their traditions are rooted in their origin as part of a conglomerate of tribes called the Zeliangruang, which comprise of the Zemei, the Liangmei, the Ruangmei and Inpui tribes. Zeliangruang Naga people are…
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Kadiguang Panmei
Ruangmeis are one of the Naga tribes of India and are predominantly based in Tamenglong and Noney districts of Manipur and parts of Assam and Nagaland. The name Ruangmei means people from the south and is an indication of the direction they migrated to from their ancestral home of Makuilongdi. …
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Shreyosee Sen
Porokiya bhabe brojo modhho baas Prembhabe paiya ami hoilam daas Mori re mohabhab loiya ami bandha dinu mon Krishnoshokti janiya deho korilam shomorpon   (My heart bleeds with the clandestine trappings of illicit love Enslaved by the yearnings of intimacy Torn within, my acquiescent mind gives in…
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Shreyosee Sen
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Shreyosee Sen
Performing in khon was always considered to be a taboo for women in a male-dominated society as it required them to move beyond the private sphere of household and engage with other khon artists in the public sphere. However, Akulbala Sarkar became a pathbreaker as the rebel woman artist who…
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Shreyosee Sen
Folk theatre in Bengal has a rich legacy and it continues to blend components of music and drama to create a performative space that attracts large audiences in the districts of Bengal. Khon is a satirical folk drama tradition of the Rajbanshi community of North Bengal, also known as Deshiya Poliya…
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Md Shalim Muktdir Hussain
Gasshi is an agricultural festival celebrated in Assam on the eve and the first day of the Kati/Kartik month. While Kati Bihu is the Assamese festival usually associated with the arrival of Kartik and is celebrated by the majority of Assamese population, Gasshi is celebrated by the Bengal-origin…
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Md Shalim Muktadir Hussain
Assam is a land of many peoples. Through the centuries several communities and tribes from Myanmar, Thailand, Nepal and Bhutan, and other Indian states such as Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and parts of Northeast India made this state their home. Over time, these different cultures commingled to give rise…
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