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Chainaron (open access)

Chainaron

This is an excerpt of Chainaron (The Art of War), a historical Manipuri manuscript originally written in the 16th century, during the reign of Maharaja Mangyamba of Manipur. Chainaron is a manuscript that outlines the rules of chivalry and includes stories about the settlement of the conflict. This excerpt is written in the Manipuri language, with text in the Bengali script. It includes an English preface written by N. Khelchadra Singh.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Book Chapter
System: The UNT Digital Library

Meitei Mayek Primer

Access: Use of this item is restricted to the UNT Community
Primer for Meitei Mayek for teaching in Kindergarten and Class 1, Board of Secondary Education, Manipur. By L. Basanta Kumar Meitei, Prime Publication.
Date: unknown
Creator: Kumar, L. Basanta
Object Type: Text
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Chada Lahui

This is a photograph of a Meitei Mayek manuscript. The Meithei Mayek script is a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'CHADA LAHUI'.
Date: unknown
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur

This is a photograph of an excerpt of the Court Chronicle of the Kings of Manipur manuscript. It is written in Meithei Mayek, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Yumpham Yengnaba

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'YUMPHAM YENGNABA'.
Date: unknown
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Reading of a tone minimal pair

This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Reading of a tone minimal pair

This is a reading of a minimal pair demonstrating contrastive tone in Manipuri.
Date: unknown
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Mayba

This is a retelling of a traditional narrative about a farmer who puts a spell on an unknown person who was stealing his vegetables.
Date: ~1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Tagore Songs in Manipuri

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Translations of Tagore songs by MK Binodini Devi, Maibam Haricharan, RK Surendrajit, and Ayekpam Shyamsundar Singh, performed by Roop Raag. Binodini translated 28 of these songs written and composed by Rabindranath Tagore from the original Bangla.
Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Layout of a traditional Manipuri house

This is a diagram of the layout of a traditional Meithei house adapted from Chaki-Sircar's 1981 work. This diagram describes traditional customs and includes the Manipuri words for areas of the house.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Image
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Hanuba Hanubi

This is a retelling of Hanuba Hanubi Pungawari, a traditional narrative about an old man who is tricked by a monkey to plant paan after it is cooked. It is part of the modern Manipuri canon of folk tales.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Kerkuhanjaba

This is a retelling of Kerkuhanjaba, a traditional Manipuri story about a man as black as the kekru berry.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp

This is a retelling of My Friend the Oil Lamp, a modern Manipuri traditional narrative, narrated by Radhe Sham Singh.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of the Pear Story: Gopendro

The Pear Story is a video stimulus commonly utilized in language documentation where speakers are shown the silent six minute video and then asked to describe it. In the video, a young boy steals a basket of pears from a farmer, then shares the stolen pears with three boys. This is a recording of Gopendro’s retelling of the Pear Story.
Date: 1986~
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Retelling of Tǝpta

This is a retelling of the traditional narrative about Tǝpta, the boogeyman.
Date: 1986
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Conversation about summer vacation

This is a natural conversation between two girls at the Manipur University girl’s hostel. They are talking about what to bring back to the dorm after going home for vacation.
Date: 1988
Creator: Chelliah, Shobhana Lakshmi
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Meiteilongii Lon-kai (Aribaa Rahidagii Anauba Handoklabaa) (open access)

Meiteilongii Lon-kai (Aribaa Rahidagii Anauba Handoklabaa)

This is a dictionary of Old Manipuri written in the Bengali script.
Date: 1993
Creator: Shyamkishore, Shaubam
Object Type: Book
System: The UNT Digital Library

Audio of Binodini's Asangba Nongjabi (Part B)

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Recording of Binodini's Asangba Nogjabi.
Date: 1994
Creator: Binodini, 1922-2011
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library
Performance of Lai Haraoba pena ballads and dance captions transcript

Performance of Lai Haraoba pena ballads and dance

Video of a festival featuring dance and pena performances. Elders are shown assembling the pena. Pena cholom is where a group of pena balladeers play together organized by ranks where the highest ranking balladeer plays first, and so on. The structure and components of the pena are described. Other instruments similar to the pena are shown, like tingteila of the Tangkhuls, and Laa of Kabui (Rongmei). The final segment includes a voice-over in English describing spirituality and symbolism of pena culture in Manipur, and the Lai Haraoba celebration.
Date: 1999
Creator: Audio Visual Research Centre
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Pena Phaibok of Laihui

Video of a performance by the Laihui ensemble of pena players at Marjing Mayanglambam's weaning ceremony where the baby eats solid food for the first time. Ballads includes a portion from Moirang Kangleirol. The event was organized in Keishamthong by Mayanglambam Mangangsana.
Date: August 13, 2000
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Video
System: The UNT Digital Library

Monologue about the importance of preserving culture

Recording of the Deputy Commissioner of Chandel, Indian Administrative Services officer, Mr. Nobert Disinang, speaking about the importance of preserving culture. He talked about the need to preserve Lamkang traditional dress, ornaments, and dance as the observed the uniqueness of Lamkang cultural items when compared to other tribes. Mr. Disinang shared these thoughts at a seminar he was invited to by the Lamkang students.
Date: 2004
Creator: Tholung, Daniel
Object Type: Sound
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript, viewed through a plastic barrier. It is written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. This specific manuscript discusses the art of the architecture and science of construction of houses, buildings, bridges, and walls.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript in the Meithei Mayek script. The Meithei Mayek script is a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. This specific manuscript discusses the art of the architecture and science of construction of houses, buildings, bridges, and walls. It was photographed through a plastic barrier.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library

Photograph of a Manipuri manuscript: Phouwobi Warol

This is a photograph of a Manipuri manuscript originally created around the 16th century, written in the Meithei Mayek script, a Brahmic abugida which has been in use since the 11th century. It was photographed through a plastic barrier, with the label 'PHOUWOBI WAROL' partially obscured by a glare.
Date: 2004
Creator: Molinaro, Mary
Object Type: Photograph
System: The UNT Digital Library