Nagaland

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Thejavikho Chase
    In one of his monographs on the Angami Nagas, J.H. Hutton mentions that 'an Angami can move through the jungle as silently as a leopard.' Such descriptions of the prowess of a Naga hunter can be attributed to both the stereotype of Nagas as warriors as well as real instances of the Nagas…
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Manan Kapoor
India has a host of harvest festivals, of which Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal and Bihu are some of the more popular ones. However, there are several other similar harvest festivals celebrated by various tribes, regions and cultures that might not be as well known, but are an essential aspect of…
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Thejavikho Chase
 
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Menka Singh
Myths and legends play an essential role in creating the history of a region. Unlike academic history, the indigenous notion of history resonates more with the idea of 'itihaas' (Thapar 2013), or that which has been. It is the belief in what happened and not the reality of the events that took…
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Imnasenla
Pusazo Venyo, cultural authority, Chokri linguist and core team member, Chokri Cultural Research Institute, elaborates on the distinctions between the Li (folk song form), Libuh (instrument) and the Tati (a form of expression of the Li). Pusazo explains that Lis are sung during festivities,…
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Imnasenla
A renowned figure in the musical and cultural world of the Chokri Chakhesang Nagas, Kuvesho Tetseo speaks about Li and Libuh as part of indigenous identity, and the need for their preservation. Li has been used to express the joys and sorrows, hopes and aspirations of the predominantly agrarian…
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Imnasenla
  The video takes you on a journey of discovery—of Libuh, a musical instrument indigenous to the Chokri Chakhesang people of Nagaland, which is used to accompany the folk song form known as Li. The threat to the Li tradition from modern music unfolds through interviews of distinguished…
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